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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Video: Shammond Williams Chats With George Lynch
Tar Heel basketball legend George Lynch joins the "Carolina Conversation" with Shammond Williams to discuss UNC's 1993 title team, Chris Weber calling the timeout, playing...

Video: Black, Sharpe, Walton Post-Notre Dame Interviews
North Carolina topped Notre Dame 66-65 on Saturday at the Dean Smith Center. UNC was led by Day'Ron Sharpe’s 25 points while Kerwin Walton added...

Antawn Jamison Discusses Carolina Family, Dean Smith Values
On a recent "Carolina Conversation" podcast with Shammond Williams (Video), North Carolina basketball legend Antawn Jamison shared how Hall of Fame head coach Dean Smith...

With no fans, why don't the Tar Heels and Wolfpack go play basketball at their retro arenas?
Did you know that during the Tar Heels’ tenure at Carmichael Arena, they only lost 20 games there? That’s it. Between 1965 and 1986, North...

Chansky’s Notebook: Disquieting Defeat
Roy Williams’ mentor had a favorite expression for this. Dean Smith used to preach, “How you start is how you finish.” And despite exciting comebacks...

Video: Shammond Williams Chats With Charlie Scott
Former UNC guard Shammond Williams sits down with Tar Heel basketball legend Charlie Scott to share his unbelievable story. Charlie was the first black scholarship...

Kenny Smith Reflects On The Legend Of Coach Dean Smith: ‘It Was Like Playing For Gandhi’
Find you someone who fawns over you the way Kenny Smith fawns over Dean Smith. The North Carolina basketball coach died in February 2015 from...

Video: Charlie Scott career retrospective and Hall of Fame speech
Boston Celtics champion point and shooting guard Charlie Scott won an NBA title with the Celtics, but he began breaking barriers well before he donned...

Rasheed Wallace hilariously showed up Dean Smith during UNC days, reveals Larry Brown
Speaking with former North Carolina guard Shammond Williams on “The Carolina Conversation” podcast, Larry Brown, who coached the Pistons to the 2003-04 NBA championship revealed...

Chansky’s Notebook: Leaky Steps Up
And how about Leaky Black’s last two possessions, scoring on a hard drive from the left side and, after getting fouled on a rebound at...

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