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UNC pays tribute to Dean Smith with 'four corners' offense

During his legendary coaching career, Dean Smith turned the University of North Carolina men’s basketball program into one of the most storied in college basketball. While many will remember Smith for sending Michael Jordan, James Worthy, and a host of other household names into the NBA, his use of the “four corners offense” became one...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Dean Smith and Jerry Tarkanian

In a way, Dean Smith and Jerry Tarkanian fell on opposite ends of the spectrum. When Smith was hired as the head coach at North Carolina in 1961, he inherited a program embroiled in a point-shaving scandal. The Tar Heels had won a national championship four years earlier, but suddenly winning took a backseat to merely maintaining the program’s image. He turned North Carolina...
Via The Sports Post
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The five strongest branches of Dean Smith’s coaching tree

In terms of the consistency, depth and height of coaching achievements, it’s very hard to put Dean Edwards Smith above John Wooden or Mike Krzyzewski on any all-time list in college basketball. Wooden’s championships and Coach K’s combination of national titles with Final Four appearances would almost certainly place them above Smith — maybe not by huge margins, but by...
Via The Student Section
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dean Smith taught us to love basketball

The great Dean Smith passed away this weekend, and one writer thanks the man who taught him to love basketball. The post Dean Smith Taught Me To Love Basketball appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

President Obama pays tribute to Dean Smith

From Michael Jordan to Mike Krzyzewski, many have released statements on the passing of former North Carolina coach Dean Smith.  Add the president of the United States to the list of people who were affected by the Tar Heels’ legendary coach.  President Barack Obama has released a personal statement regarding Smith’s death. Here it is:  Statement from @BarackObama on...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting Dean Smith's recruiting letter to Michael Jordan

With North Carolina announcing former head coach Dean Smith’s passing, former players, members of the media and fans have been sharing their favorite memories from Smith’s tenure in Chapel Hill. One of the most circulated photos from Sunday morning is the letter of recruitment that Smith sent to Michael Jordan back in 1980. This isn’t the first time the photo has gone viral...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke sends classy tweets about Dean Smith

There’s no doubt that Duke and North Carolina have the fiercest college basketball rivalry in the country. But there’s also no doubt that underneath it all, the two programs have serious respect for each other. After UNC announced former coach Dean Smith’s passing Sunday morning, that fact was yet again on full display. Duke, in response, has posted an incredibly classy tweet...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Legendary UNC coach Dean Smith dies at 83

Legendary University of North Carolina men’s basketball head coach Dean Smith passed away Saturday night, the school announced Sunday morning. He was 83. Smith, widely regarded as one of the best coaches in college basketball history, passed away at his home in North Carolina surrounded by his family. The longtime UNC coach retired in 1997 as the winningest coach in college hoops...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Smith celebrated at half time

As I had written in the preview concerning the game between #11 Kentucky and #18 North Carolina, the game could be a very good one. I was right, it was. I also wrote that the halftime show would be a great one, as university would honor former head coach Dean Smith receving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And once again I was right. Fortunately through the power of YouTube we...
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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