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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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Coby White makes cameo at UNC's first practice of season
"Back home wit it." Words posted by Coby White to his Instagram story upon his return to the Dean Smith Center Wednesday, where the former...

Tracking a legend: The story behind “Larry Miller Time” is personal and completely unexpected
In the late 1960s, Larry Miller captivated college basketball fans nationally and elevated college basketball locally. He approachable and confident, yet blue-collar. He attracted the...

Robert Seymour, Civil Rights Activist and Chapel Hill Pastor, Dies at 95
Local pastor and longtime civil rights activist Rev. Robert Seymour has died at age 95. Seymour became the first pastor at Chapel Hill’s Binkley Memorial...

Eric Montross on His Bloody Duke Night, 'I Wear the Scars As a Badge of Honor'
Before speaking to Eric Montross, his reputation will meet you first. Friends, colleagues, and fans will converse to you about one of the nicest Tar...

UNC listed No. 3 among Top 10 coaching jobs in college basketball
3. UNC: This is a job where Dean Smith and Roy Williams have won multiple national championships. It’s arguably the biggest brand in college basketball...

Audio: Roy Williams interview with The Sports Junkies
North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams recently spoke with The Sports Junkies on WJFK to talk about his relationship with late Georgetown coaching great John...

When John Thompson called Dean Smith at 1 a.m., he answered with delight, not dread
John Thompson, the former Georgetown basketball coach who has died at age 78, was a night owl who liked to talk hoops, civil rights and...

Dean Smith Would Be 'Very Proud' of NBA's Response to Injustice
For all of the wins, NBA stars, and game-changing philosophies Dean Smith produced — it was his dedication to racial equality that made him a...

A Culture Of Character: Derek Galvin Honored With Endowed Scholarship
If anyone knows what it means to be a Tar Heel, Derek Galvin knows. He competed as a student-athlete in the early 1970's before leading...

Jeremiah Francis receives waiver to play immediately at New Mexico
Former UNC point guard Jeremiah Francis was cleared by the NCAA on Saturday, making him immediately eligible to play for New Mexico after entering the...


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