DEAN SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP
The building that is named after him, another honor that Dean Smith did not want
Last Wednesday Dean Edwards Smith’s wife received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on his behalf from President Barack Obama, proving once again that for as legendary a coach he has been, he has been just as great, if not better, as a human being.
For those of you that think this post is a bit late…...
This is not a total surprise. After all the Dean Smith Center is 27 years old and after having spent significant money upgrading Kenan Stadium with the Blue Zone, it only makes sense the home of UNC's most popular sport would be next on the list of an athletic director approaching his first full year on the job.
Via Andrew Carter at the News & Observer.
Officials at North...
As the North Carolina basketball season approaches I was surfing the internet for a story about former Tar Heels, when I found a small nugget that was worth writing about. Anyone that follows my blogging knows that I do a “North Carolina in the NBA” recap, which run downs how the former UNC players are doing at the next level. In all 44 NBA Championship rings have been won by...
One of the great things about being a blogger for the school you love is that you get to read a lot about it. Those articles/posts/tweets/whatever else can range from a flood about the two main sports to a trickle of the Olympics ones. Or they might about about high high schoolers being recruited to former players now at the next level. And sometimes you find one about the coaching...
I been following North Carolina for well a third of a century, as well as college basketball and football, and in that stint of time there have been so many, many great moments. From national championships, to national players of the year, and many other things, too many to list all. And for the most part I can say it’s been a great time being part of the “Carolina Way”, to...
It's been nearly a week since North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell got the call saying she would join the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, and she's still having a hard time believing it.
''I'm still like, `OK, when am I going to wake up here?''' Hatchell said Tuesday.
Hatchell will be part of a class that includes Louisville men's coach Rick...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2013
Jeff Lebo is bringing his East Carolina program to the same court where he starred for North Carolina under Dean Smith and Roy Williams.
Lebo's Pirates (6-1) are making their first trip to Chapel Hill on Saturday to play the No. 21 Tar Heels, while Lebo is facing his alma mater for the second time in 15 seasons as a head coach.
''It's exciting to go back and it...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2012
UNC legend Michael Jordan did a little public reminiscing today via Twitter, probably because his Tar Heels meet arch rival Duke tonight.
Jordan tweeted a photo of a recruiting letter Dean Smith sent to him and his family on Sept. 30, 1980 after he first visited the UNC campus. It’s kind of folksy and we say that because Smith was apparently fond of using the word folks. The...
Now that is one piece of North Carolina basketball history right there. Fittingly, given it is a piece of North Carolina basketball history, the letter from then-Tar Heels head coach Dean Smith to Mr. and Mrs. James Jordan and Michael is housed at the Carolina Basketball Museum, where such relics should be placed. A pic [...]
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Chapel Hill, NC -- Forget who North Carolina's opponent was Tuesday night at the Dean Smith Center, although Evansville does own a victory over Butler this season.
This game wasn't about the Purple Aces, not who they are and what they might become. Given UNC's circumstances, this was about the Tar Heels and what kind of team they might develop into.
We know they are...