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Dean Smith, R.I.P.

Dean Smith, the legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach, died Saturday at 83 years of age. Smith was a coaching oddity, much more than a sweat-suit clad whistle-blower. A fierce intellect, Smith was well-read and poised. He possessed balance, a trait that seemed to flow into his players and teams. I promise I am not the sort of person who makes everything about himself. Dean Smith’s death is not about me at all–it is about the loss of a… Continue Reading ››