Topics: In Memory of Coach Dean Smith, 1931 to 2015

Dean Smith’s commemorative mural to be ready by end of the month

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Chapel Hill artist and UNC graduate Scott Nurkin is on track to finish a mural commemorating legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith’s life and career by the end of this month.


School of Education student wins Dean Smith Opening Doors Fund’s scholarship

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Alexandria Johnston, a graduate student in UNC’s School of Education school counseling program, recently won the first scholarship from the Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund.


Column: Dean Smith ensures all will have seat at table

The arc of a life rises, then slopes, then falls, because time is the curvature that ensures nothing is forever. And then there is the exception: the flat line that extends beyond sight, in perpetuity, faithful to its path and resolute in its straight purpose. Dean Smith is the line that flattens the arc.


Memorial service celebrates Dean Smith

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He taught them what he regarded to be a man’s greatest obligation in life: loyalty. And on Sunday, they proved they’d listened and learned.


Resident paints larger-than-life Dean Smith mural on US 15-501

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To Scott Nurkin, Dean Smith always seemed larger than life.


Student vigil honored Dean Smith’s social justice efforts

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Students gathered around a makeshift memorial outside of the Dean E. Smith Center Tuesday night. The wind blew through the North Carolina and UNC flags, which were lowered to half-staff in honor of the man after whom the building was named.


Dean Smith’s coaching legacy lives on

Coach Dean Smith’s 879 wins, two national championships, 13 ACC tournament championships and 17 ACC regular-season championships will always serve as proof of his impact on the North Carolina men’s basketball program.


Coach Dean Smith proved even legends have time for everyone

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It was a beautiful paradox: Dean Smith, an uncommon man, dispensing gestures so kind and so voluminous to the common men who adored him, who were lucky enough to feel the lasting warmth of an uncommon heart.


Chapel Hill mourns Dean Smith

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The corned beef sandwich was his favorite. He almost always ordered it to go.



Dean Smith was an outspoken democrat in North Carolina

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There are an unlimited number of titles that apply to Dean Smith, most of which will probably be brought up in the coming days.



Charlie Scott, Roy Williams and others remember Dean Smith for his humanitarian efforts off the court

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These are the memories that especially stand out — yet they don’t involve comeback victories, his trademark four-corner offense or runs to a national title.


With Four Corners offense, Dean Smith changed basketball

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Rarely do four fingers incite such a ruckus. Rarely do they incite any ruckus at all.


Hundreds of students gathered to honor Dean Smith’s legacy Sunday

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Dean Smith would have hated this.


Letter: Remembrances of Coach Dean Smith

Remembrances of Coach Dean Smith.


Opinion: Honor Dean Smith with lasting efforts for justice

None of the undergraduates who work for this newspaper are old enough to properly eulogize Dean E. Smith.


Column: Thank you, Dean Smith

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Dean Smith would have disliked this column. 


Column: Dean Smith is everywhere

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CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. — Dean Smith was at once everywhere and nowhere.



Dean Smith dies Saturday night at 83

Legendary North Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith passed away on Saturday night in Chapel Hill, UNC announced this morning. He was 83.