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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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Charlotte Hornets to Hold Training Camp in Chapel Hill
The Charlotte Hornets announced this week that they will hold their 2019-20 training camp in Chapel Hill at the Dean Smith Center for the second...

A nod to Bobby Jones, Hall of Famer and one of the greats in Denver Nuggets history
Bobby Jones made his pro basketball debut in the ABA with the Nuggets in 1974 and hit the ground running. Having played under the great...

Support The Fast Break Against Cancer Breakfast On September 27
Over the past 14 years, Fast Break Against Cancer with Roy Williams has raised more than $2.7 million to support UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center...

Video: UNC Basketball Preseason Conditioning - Stations and 33s
North Carolina Basketball's preseason conditioning program continues as we inch closer to Late Night with Roy on Friday, September 27 at the Dean Smith Center...

Late Night With Roy Will Be Held On September 27
UNC will hold its 2019 Late Night With Roy festivities Friday, Sept. 27 in the Dean Smith Center. The annual tipoff for Carolina Basketball will...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Former UNC AD Dick Baddour, ACC Network launches, and More
Former UNC AD Dick Baddour joins Jones Angell and Adam Lucas to receive his Poddy for "Best Interview" in 2017, tell the story of when...

Audio: Jerry Stackhouse & Natrone Means on the David Glenn Show
Two former North Carolina stars drop by The David Glenn Show starting with legendary basketball player Jerry Stackhouse, who reflects on working with Dean Smith...

Chansky’s Notebook: The Fabulous Four Corners
Forty years ago this month, Chapel Hill went to Four Corners. Remember when Woody Durham intoned, “Dean Smith has raised four fingers, and the Tar...

Podcast: The Larry Brown Interview
Legendary basketball coach Larry Brown had a remarkable conversation with Noah Coslov and Adam Stanco on the Catch and Shoot podcast. The Hall of Famer...

Has Roy Williams surpassed Dean Smith as the greatest UNC basketball coach?
Dean Smith retired from North Carolina in 1997 as perhaps the greatest coach in college basketball history. With 11 Final Fours, a pair of national...


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