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Excerpt on Dean Smith From John Feinstein’s New Book

John Feinstein has a new book out titled One on One which recounts various stories from his interaction with some of the great coaches and athletes over the course of his career. In this excerpt from the book, Feinstein writes about approaching Dean Smith in the early 1980s regarding the possibility of writing an article [...]

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Dean Smith Receives Naismith Sportsmanship Award

Video via WRAL. Also check out the other interviews with Charlie Scott and Phil Ford posted there.

The very beginning of the video is quite frankly enough to bring any Tar Heel fan to tears or close to it. Dean Smith looks so frail and the outpouring of applause from the crowd is incredible. [...]

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Happy 80th Birthday, Dean Smith

Happy 80th birthday to the legend that is University of North Carolina basketball, Dean Edwards Smith, and a classy move by Maryland’s Gary Williams to mention it during last night’s post-game.

As time passes, Smith has lost or will lose a number of his individual records, but his impact on the college game endures. Whether [...]

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YouTube Video Of The 1993 UNC-FSU Game

One word: Awesome.

Consider this your break from the tediousness of reading internet tea leaves about what the NCAA is going to do to UNC football.

For those of us who remember this game, this probably rates as one of our top five favorite regular season games.  In fact George Lynch’s steal and dunk to [...]

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Dean Smith’s Family Discusses His Health[UPDATED]

UPDATE: Full text of the letter can be found here.

Dean Smith’s family, which had been silent as stories began to trickle out about his condition, released a letter to the media:

It has been an open secret for months among people close to North Carolina basketball: Dean Smith, the legendary Tar Heel coach, is [...]

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Feinstein on Dean Smith

This was linked on one of the other posts yesterday. Washington Post sports writer John Feinstein revealed on his blog what  has known about Dean Smith’s health since last year having seen it first hand while attempting to put together a biography of the long time UNC coach:

I knew the day would come when [...]

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Dean Smith Having “Good Days and Bad Days”

From Dan Wiederer at the Fayetteville Observer, confirmation of what has been discussed for months: Dean Smith’s health is declining.

But the moment so many inside the North Carolina program cherished also carried a note of awkwardness because of what they all understood about Smith’s health: People close to the coach say his famous memory [...]

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Ten Years Ago Today…

In the seminal moments of UNC athletics, where do you place June 30,2000?

Not ringing a bell, you say? It was only the date of the most cataclysmic shift in Tar Heel sports in the modern era - the day Bill Guthridge retired as UNC basketball coach. Who could realize at the time the depths - [...]

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Via Sean May’s Twitter feed.

Dean Smith Interview

Dean Smith was interviewed on 950 ESPN in Philadelphia my Mike Missanelli. Click here to listen to the audio.  Overall Dean is doing well.  He still gets to the office to work some and is getting fired up for the Heels’ trip to the Final Four.  Quote of the interview? On Ty Lawson being injured:


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