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Dean Smith

Dean Smith Prearranged Kind Gesture For Former Players After His Death

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.27.2015 | Sports

He made the arranged while he was still alive.

Why Sport Matters

Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. | Posted 04.26.2015 | Sports
Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.

There is far more to Dean Smith's legacy than 879 basketball victories, an Olympic gold medal victory in 1976, two Division I National Championships and an astonishing 11 Final Four appearances. There is the far-from-simple virtue of a life well lived.

In Memory of Dean Smith: UNC and Duke Students Work Together to Tackle Poverty

Emily Cerciello | Posted 04.25.2015 | Sports
Emily Cerciello

It's not about wins and losses. It's about recognizing challenges that are bigger than basketball and having the courage to stand up to battle them. Dean Smith showed us that.

Sport and Society for Arete-Alison Gordon

Richard Crepeau | Posted 04.16.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

After five years on the baseball beat Alison Gordon returned to real life and turned to fiction. She wrote murder mysteries set in the world of baseball and enjoyed considerable success. Sportsworld is now replete with women in all capacities and for that we owe a debt to Alison Gordon.

Jordan Schultz

Grant Hill Originally Wanted To Play For Dean Smith, North Carolina | Jordan Schultz | Posted 02.14.2015 | Sports

During his highly decorated collegiate career at Duke, Grant Hill twice earned All-American honors while leading the Blue Devils to consecutive nation...

Dean Smith: Amazing Grace

Jim Wallis | Posted 04.15.2015 | Sports
Jim Wallis

Dean Smith clearly touched many individual lives, but he also affected the world in which he lived. He was especially committed to fighting racial discrimination and wasn't afraid to speak out against the nuclear arms race, and he publicly opposed the death penalty -- all issues that didn't have great support in his environment.

Dean Smith: Innovation and Commitment

John Llewellyn | Posted 04.12.2015 | Sports
John Llewellyn

Whether it was acknowledging an assist, taking a charge, praising a teammate's effort, or celebrating a senior bench-warmer, Dean Smith's players were devoted to one another and to their coach.

My Dean Smith Story

Tom Morris | Posted 04.12.2015 | Sports
Tom Morris

We recently lost one of the great masters of basketball and life, former Tar Heels head coach Dean Smith. I don't get to meet many legends of basketball in my normal life as a philosopher, but I did get to meet him, long ago.

Obama: Dean Smith 'Not Just A Coaching Legend But A Gentleman And Citizen'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama released a statement on Sunday commemorating the life of Dean Smith, the fabled basketball coach at the University of North Car...

Legendary Basketball Coach Dean Smith Dies

The Associated Press | AARON BEARD | Posted 02.09.2015 | Sports

Dean Smith, the Hall of Fame innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina along with an Olympic gold medal while coaching some of th...

The Intersection of Race, Sports & Money: 'C'mon Man'

Everett Glenn | Posted 01.21.2015 | Black Voices
Everett Glenn

In our American system of jurisprudence, ignorance of the law is no defense and in many other instances people are held liable for what they knew or s...

A Real Sports Hero

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 04.30.2013 | Sports
Michael Berkowitz

Dean Smith won two national championships in the course of his 879 career victories. But he was known as much for running a clean program and pushing for progressive change in his players lives and his community.

David Lohr

Man Wanted For Questioning In Disappearance Of Transgender Teen | David Lohr | Posted 11.29.2012 | Crime

Virginia police are asking for help in finding a Charlottesville resident wanted for questioning in connection with the disappearance of a transgender...

David Lohr

Police Search For Missing Transgender Teen | David Lohr | Posted 11.29.2012 | Crime

Police in Virginia are searching for a transgender teen who has been missing for more than a week. Dashad Smith, 19, also known as Sage, Sagey and ...

Emma Diab

Brothers on the Run | Emma Diab | Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact

Dean Smith ran, each footfall punctuated by the jingle of metal. For his first memorial marathon, he had asked the wife of his fallen friend and brot...

The Sports World Needs to Get With the Times

Jim Neal | Posted 07.19.2011 | Sports
Jim Neal

The recent revelation by the president and CEO of the Phoenix Suns that he is gay is another step toward cracking the door to one of the last vestiges of homophobia: the sports world.

PHOTOS: Two Takes On Graphite

Posted 06.20.2011 | Arts

The two-man, self titled show features the abstract work of Mark Sheinkman and Dean Smith. Both artists use the same medium, graphite, but that's wher...

How One Play Made Jim Valvano a Coaching Legend and Guy Lewis a Forgotten Figure

Larry Atkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Larry Atkins

March Madness is upon us, and it's going to be totally awesome, baybee! One bounce of the ball, one slip and fall, and one shot can make a legend or create a scapegoat.