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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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Video: Tar Heels Run Past Miami, 94-71 - Highlights
View complete game highlights of North Carolina's 94-71 win over Miami on Saturday in Chapel Hill. With the win, UNC coach Roy Williams passes Dean...

How Roy Williams Is Handling The Struggles
Roy Williams keeps every practice plan he’s ever put together in 32 years as a head coach because he will occasionally find a scenario where...

Carolina Insider Podcast: John Kuester, Basketball's Tough Weekend, and More
It was a tough weekend for UNC Basketball, and Adam Lucas has some thoughts on people's reactions. Then, former Tar Heel basketball great and longtime...

Pittsburgh Rallies in Second Half to Knock Off UNC
With Roy Williams given another opportunity to pass Dean Smith on the all-time wins list in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, his Tar Heels played a...

When Pitt comes to North Carolina, coach Roy Williams seeks more than historic win
Roy Williams has presided over 1,119 college basketball games — not counting 11 seasons when he was a Dean Smith assistant at North Carolina. He...

UNC vs. Pitt: Three Things to Watch
UNC returns to action Wednesday when they host Pitt. The Tar Heels are coming off of a disappointing loss to Georgia Tech over the weekend,...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Interview with Howard Lee, Basketball recap, and more
UNC Basketball took a disappointing loss Saturday. Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss where the Tar Heels go from here. Then, an incredible interview with...

New Lows
With UNC (8-6, 1-2) coach Roy Williams one win away from passing Dean Smith for 4th all-time in Division 1 wins against Georgia Tech (7-7,...

Quick Hitters – UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Not sure why, but UNC came out completely flat. Was it the hangover from Anthony Harris’ injury? Was the team feeling the pressure of Roy...

Pecan or Lemon Meringue? An Unlikely Ode to Dean and Roy
As Roy Williams prepares to pass Dean Smith in wins in the coming days (hopefully Saturday against Georgia Tech!), it doesn’t have to be a...


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