May 5, 2010
Dean Smith wills $200 to former players

Dean Smith, the North Carolina coaching legend who died in February, left one final gift to his former players.

Smith willed his trust to send $200 to each of his former players who lettered under him. The letter, dated March 16, includes the message “enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith.”

Sports Illustrated reported that Smith coached 184 players from 1961 to 1997. During that time, he won 879 games and two NCAA championships with the Tar Heels.

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Dean Smith wills $200 to former players

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Dean Smith, the North Carolina coaching legend who died in February, left one final gift to his former players.

Smith willed his trust to send $200 to each of his former players who lettered under him. The letter, dated March 16, includes the message “enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith.”

Sports Illustrated reported that Smith coached 184 players from 1961 to 1997. During that time, he won 879 games and two NCAA championships with the Tar Heels.

Click here to see the complete story.






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