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Dean Smith News & Bio


Name:Dean Smith
Hometown:Emporia, KS
High School:Emporia
Born:February 28, 1931
Died:February 7, 2015
Notes:Basketball Hall of Fame, 4x NCAA Coach of the Year, 1982 NCAA Championship coach, 879 wins
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From The AP: Tar Heels Defeat Michigan In 1993 For Dean Smith's Second NCAA Title
Same building. Same result. Different blunder. Dean Smith won his second national championship Monday when North Carolina beat Michigan 77-71. And like the first title...

Triangle Timehop: Today in local college basketball history (March 30)
March 30, 1981: UNC loses 63-50 to Indiana in the national title game the day Ronald Reagan was shot. Al Wood had 18 points in...

From the AP: Worthy, Jordan Led UNC To '82 Title vs. Georgetown
March 30, 1982: A national champion at last, UNC basketball coach Dean Smith can finally say what he thinks about his critics. "A writer in...

This day in sports history: Michael Jordan sinks Georgetown, launches legacy as a global icon
Michael Jordan finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, and the first of many legacy-defining shots. At the same time, he secured the legacy of a...

Matt Doherty Relives UNC, Michael Jordan Win Over Georgetown
In UNC's 1982 title game against Georgetown, Dean Smith said, ‘We’re right where we want to be.’ When we broke the huddle, I think Coach...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC's 1982 championship
Rapid Reactions in 1982 might have looked like this: What an incredible finish to UNC's first national championship since the undefeated 1957 team. How relieved...

Box Score: North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62 (1982 National Championship)
View the complete box score from North Carolina's 63-62 win over the Georgetown Hoyas on March 29, 1982 in New Orleans as the Tar Heels...

Video: UNC vs. Georgetown 1982 National Championship Game Highlights
View complete game highlights of North Carolina's dramatic 63-62 win over the Georgetown Hoyas on March 29, 1982 to give Tar Heels coach Dean Smith...

CBS to air classic NCAA games from UNC, NC State, and Duke
Without the NCAA Tournament this year, CBS is looking to provide buzzer beaters and upsets to help fill the void. On Saturday, CBS will air...

Top 10 games in NCAA Tournament history: North Carolina Beats Michigan For '93 Title
Same building. Same result. Different blunder. Dean Smith won his second national championship Monday night when North Carolina beat Michigan 77-71. And like the first...


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