Forever my coach: Ryan McGee on how Johnny Majors changed his life
|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|
We should all have the blessing of a person in our lives we can call, simply, Coach. Perhaps it's the legend who had his painted...Thursday June 11, 2020
Chansky’s Notebook: Dean and ‘Dixie’
North Carolina basketball coaching legend Dean Smith was 53 years ahead of NASCAR, which announced on Wednesday that the confederate flag would no longer be...Thursday June 11, 2020
Top 30 UNC Basketball Teams Of All-Time: No. 19 - 1975-76
A team with four gold-medal winning Olympians has to be pretty good, right? That was the case for the 1975-76 Tar Heels. Dean Smith was...
Thursday June 11, 2020
Pistons acquisition of Rasheed Wallace shook the NBA – and brought another banner to Detroit
Nobody could have known for sure how emphatically Rasheed Wallace completed the Pistons. The ace Joe Dumars held in his pocket was Larry Brown, whose...
Wednesday June 10, 2020
UNC's George Lynch on What Made Dean Smith Great
George Lynch played at UNC from 1989-1993, capping his college career as a leader and starter on Carolina's 1993 National Championship team. Lynch played under...
Tuesday June 9, 2020
Vince Carter retiring means no more Dean Smith-coached players in NBA
From 1998-2020, Vince Carter played for eight different NBA teams, made eight NBA All-Star games and was an All-NBA selection twice. But his retirement also...
Sunday June 7, 2020
Jordan's Call Gave UNC's Scott Williams a Shot with the Bulls
Scott Williams, one of UNC’s best big men under Dean Smith, developed a rare connection with Michael Jordan. Williams, who was once recruited by Jordan...Tuesday June 2, 2020
What Dean Smith Said Before Michael Jordan's Championship-Winner
In an interview for Inside the Green Room with Danny Green, Roy Williams shared exactly what Dean Smith told his team in the huddle just...
Sunday May 24, 2020
Michael Jordan wouldn’t be Jordan without Dean Smith
Michael Jordan was just a normal college kid with raw talent when he arrived to begin his collegiate basketball career for head coach Dean Smith...
Saturday May 16, 2020
Recruiting History: Mark Maye, The Coveted Quarterback
The first recruiting letter that former North Carolina quarterback Mark Maye received wasn’t from UNC coach Dick Crum or football coaches at in-state schools like...
Friday May 15, 2020