Coach Dean Smith
University of North Carolina
“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.
We’ve lost a great man who had an incredible impact on his players, his staff and the entire UNC family.”