View Full Version : Coach Dean Smith - Feb 7, 2015 - age 83

February 10th, 2015, 11:17 AM
With the exception of John Wooden, I can't think of any collegiate coach who comes close to Dean Smith.

At UNC in 2007

Michael Jordan:
Other than my parents, no one had a bigger influence on my life than Coach Smith. He was more than a coach he was my mentor, my teacher, my second father. Coach was always there for me whenever I needed him and I loved him for it. In teaching me the game of basketball, he taught me about life. My heart goes out to Linnea and their kids. Weve lost a great man who had an incredible impact on his players, his staff and the entire UNC family.

James Worthy:
There are so many things I could say about Coach Dean Smith but simply put, he is the greatest man Ive ever known.

15 Inspiring Stories About Dean Smith That Prove He Was So Much More Than Just 'Michael Jordan's Coach' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/09/dean-smith-stories_n_6646750.html)

Dean Smith: Saying Goodbye to One of the Good Guys (http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/dean-smith-saying-goodbye-to-one-of-the-good-guys-20150209)