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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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2021 basketball recruits in attendance as Tar Heels rout Miami
While the Tar Heels were routing the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, a pair of 2021 prospects were in attendance at the Dean Smith Center. Eric...

Lucas: Parting Gifts
In his 17 seasons as UNC's basketball coach, Roy Williams' winning percentage at PNC Arena is .905. In that same time span, Roy Williams' winning...

Rewarded
Saturday’s 94-71 North Carolina win over Miami in Chapel Hill wasn’t just the end of a five-game losing streak or Roy Williams’ 880th all-time victory,...

Remembering Kobe Bryant's UNC ties, relationships with Michael Jordan, Dean Smith
Kobe Bryant appreciated the Tar Heels’ brand of basketball and kept them in consideration while Dean Smith was recruiting him. In 2012 he recalled a...

Roy Williams passes Dean Smith on wins list, but that’s not the point
When the buzzer sounded following North Carolina’s 94-71 victory against Miami on Saturday — the 880th victory of Roy Williams’ career — the fans waited...

Video: Roy Williams Discusses His Historic 880th Victory
North Carolina defeated the Miami, 94-71, in Chapel Hill on Saturday. It was a historic 880th victory for head coach Roy Williams. He placed himself...

Reaction: Roy Williams passes Dean Smith on all-time wins list
Roy Williams had to be happy with North Carolina's 94-71 win over Miami, given the fact that the victory against the Hurricanes snapped the Tar...

Video: Brandon Robinson Scores Career-High 29 Points vs. Miami
North Carolina got win number 880 for coach Roy Williams as they defeated Miami at home, 94-71. The victory places Williams 4th all-time in college...

Video: Roy Williams Post-Miami Press Conference
North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 94-71 win over Miami on Saturday in Chapel Hill. With the...

UNC vs.Miami Postgame Notes
North Carolina shot a season-high 58.0 percent from the floor. This was the first time UNC shot 50 percent in a game this season. Brandon...


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