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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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Sterling Manley Gets His Home Game
It may not have been by design, but Sterling Manley is getting his home game after all. North Carolina has a tradition in which the...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Duke
What a game. That's how Carolina-Duke became Carolina-Duke. The outcome shouldn't be a big surprise. As Dean Smith consistently said, it's very difficult to beat...

Chansky’s Notebook: Like It Was Yesterday
It happened 50 years and three Charlotte Coliseums ago. The Tar Heels of Dean Smith went to the 1969 ACC tournament at the original Charlotte...

Roy Williams Named Semifinalist For Naismith National Coach Of The Year
On Monday, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the semifinalists for the 2019 Naismith Coach of the Year Award. North Carolina's Roy Williams is a leading...

Lucas: Spent
I have just watched UNC defeat Duke, 79-70, in front of a pulsating Dean Smith Center. I have watched three seniors pour their hearts into...

225 years of Tar Heels: Dean Smith
Dean Smith, who died in 2015, coached the Tar Heels from 1961-1997 and retired as the winningest coach in college basketball. He led the Tar...

The Fiery and Fickle Relationship Between College Basketball Coaches and Refs
“Dean Smith said to me after he was retired, ‘John, that night we played Clemson, you called that block/charge and that was the wrong call,'’’...

Plenty of scores to settle in UNC-Duke rematch
The Carolina-Duke rematch closes out the regular season and by then, both teams and much of the college basketball world is focusing its attention on...

Know Before You Go: ESPN College GameDay
ESPN GameDay will be live from Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina on Saturday, Mar 9. The show will originate from the Dean...

Lucas: Old School
This one was for the old ACC. Well, not that old. You know—mature. Not old, just experienced. Tuesday marked the final game Raycom will broadcast...


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