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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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Carolina Kids Classic Golf Tournament marks 30 years of benefiting Ronald McDonald House
On June 7, the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill celebrated the 30th Annual Carolina Kids Classic Golf Tournament. Since its inception in 1988, the...

Lucas: Individual Time
Luke Maye uttered the following phrase Tuesday at the Smith Center: "It's not about me. It's about the team." This is vintage Maye, the quintessential...

UNC Approves New Production Center for ACC Network
UNC is preparing for construction of a new $10 million studio building on south campus. The university Board of Trustees approved the project’s design, which...

Pat Sullivan Hired as New York Knicks Assistant Coach
David Fizdale has named his coaching staff, and it includes a Tar Heel. The Knicks announced Tuesday that Keith Smart, Royal Ivey, Jud Buechler and...

Former UNC Basketball Player Dale Gipple Passes Away
Dale Gipple, 69, of Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly, following a brief illness, on Friday, June 1, 2018. A native of Burlington, NC, Dale attended the...

Jerry Stackhouse credits Dean Smith, others as coaching influences
Jerry Stackhouse played in the NBA for 18 seasons. After retiring from the game in 2016, Stackhouse went right into coaching; becoming head coach of...

Pat Sullivan in talks to become New York Knicks assistant coach
The the New York Knicks are in "advanced talks" with Pat Sullivan about becoming an assistant to new head coach David Fizdale. Sullivan played for...

Carolina hosts Valor Games for military athletes with disabilities
The Valor Games, an introductory Paralympic sports competition for veterans and active-duty service members with disabilities, came to UNC on Tuesday for a day of...

Dre Bly Takes Picture with Dean Smith's Son
The Carolina family connects sports and generations and all walks of life. Former UNC cornerback Dre Bly, one of the best Tar Heel football players...

An Afternoon with Phil Ford
It has been 40 years since Phil Ford ran the legendary Four Corners offense for Dean Smith, but Ford remains perhaps the most popular athlete...


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