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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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Chansky’s Notebook: Quick Fix Needed
“The other team has coaches, too.” That was a favorite line of Dean Smith when his Tar Heels were preparing for a tough opponent or...

How the Cardinals can pull off an upset this weekend at North Carolina
As the grind of the ACC basketball schedule wears on, another familiar foe reveals itself. It’s a North Carolina team that runs the floor, lights...

225 years of Tar Heels: Michael Jordan
On March 29, 1982, Michael Jordan found some open space in the corner of the Louisiana Superdome with about 20 seconds left in the NCAA...

10 Leadership Lessons from Coach Dean Smith
Late legendary North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith and leadership expert Dr. Jerry Bell teamed up to offer their principles on effective coaching and...

Harvard reviews mixed for UNC
Harvard hasn’t beaten North Carolina in almost a century, apart from an off court victory in 1969 when future sportscaster James Brown, a power forward...

UNC vs. Davidson: Three Things to Watch
Davidson comes to the Dean Smith Center 9-3 on the season. Two games ago, the Wildcats nearly beat Wake Forest in Winston-Salem and are coming...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Gonzaga Recap, Dean Smith Papers, Football Staff Taking Shape
Break down North Carolina's big basketball win over Gonzaga, take a look at how Mack Brown's football coaching staff is taking shape and peruse the...

Can Kentucky regain its blue-blood rivalry mojo?
North Carolina vs. Kentucky -- All-time series: North Carolina leads 24-15. NCAA Tournament games: UNC leads 3-1. In the John Calipari era: Kentucky leads 5-3...

North Carolina Basketball Youth Holiday Clinic Details Announced
The University of North Carolina's men's basketball players and coaches will host the annual Carolina Basketball Holiday Clinic for youths in first through sixth grades...

Podcast: Press Coverage with Eric Montross, part two
Part two of this special-edition podcast episode shifts from the present to the past, as former North Carolina men’s basketball All-American Eric Montross dissects one...


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