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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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Chansky’s Notebook: Ol’ Roy’s New Numbers
On average, Roy Williams is the best college coach ever. Williams has won more games per season than any other coach, including all-time leader Mike...

Roy Williams Deflects Praise to Players, Carolina Family After Tying Dean Smith at 879 Wins
In a program defined by numbers — those on jerseys in the rafters, NCAA championship banners, or Final Four appearances — none carry the weight...

Video: Carolina Basketball Live - UNC 70, Yale 67
Join hosts Marilyn Payne and Adam Lucas as they go in-depth on UNC's historic 70-67 win over Yale and Roy Williams' 879th victory on Monday,...

Roy Williams: ‘Every game I’ve ever coached is a tribute to Coach Smith’
When Roy Williams left his position as a North Carolina assistant coach for Kansas more than three decades ago, his then-boss Dean Smith gave him...

Lucas: 879
The amazing thing is not that Dean Smith won 879 basketball games. The amazing thing is not that Roy Williams won 879 basketball games. The...

Video: Roy Williams Post-Yale Press Conference
An emotional Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 70-67 win over Yale on Monday night in Chapel Hill. Williams tied Dean...

Podcast: UNC Defeats Yale & Roy Wins No. 879
In this edition of the Coast to Coast Podcast, Sherrell McMillan and Sean Moran join host Jon Seiglie to discuss North Carolina's 70-67 win over...

UNC vs. Yale Postgame Notes
The win over Yale is the 879th in Roy Williams' 32-year career as a college head coach, which ties him with Dean Smith for fourth...

879: Just a Number
Roy Williams won his 879th game Monday, tying his mentor Dean Smith for fourth-place on the all-time Division I wins list. He reached that total...

Roy Ties Dean
The names Roy Williams and Dean Smith are shared on and inside the shrine to the basketball program both have made famous, and with UNC's...


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