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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In his book, Dean Smith revealed main things Michael Jordan struggled with & how he overcame them
One of the most influential people in Michael Jordan‘s career was his legendary college coach at UNC, the late Dean Smith. Jordan often said it...

Dick Vitale's 'Sweet 16' College Basketball Excitement Index for 2021-22
When Roy Williams announced his retirement, the Tar Heels kept the replacement in-house just as they did when the Michelangelo of coaching, Dean Smith, retired...

Tar Heels Expecting Big Freshman to Sophomore Jump for Backcourt Trio
Former North Carolina head coach Roy Williams -- and Dean Smith before him -- frequently said the biggest improvement a player will make is between...

Hubert Davis Loves What His Coaching Staff Represents And How It Works
Each member of Hubert Davis' coaching staff had outstanding UNC playing careers. Davis, Jeff Lebo, Brad Frederick, and Pat Sullivan played for Dean Smith. Frederick...

Michael Jordan Was ‘Scared’ and ‘Intimidated’ When He First Met Legendary UNC Coach Dean Smith
Before he became an NBA superstar with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan was a star at North Carolina. He played for legendary head coach Dean...

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