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Dean Smith
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Smith at a North Carolina game on February 10, 2007
Sport(s)Basketball
Biographical details
Born(1931-02-28) February 28, 1931 (age 83)
Emporia, Kansas
Playing career
1949–1953Kansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1953-1955
1955–1958
1958–1961
1961–1997
1976
Kansas (asst.)
Air Force (asst.)
North Carolina (asst.)
North Carolina
US men's national team
Head coaching record
Overall879-254 (.776)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Gold Medal Men's Basketball (1976 Summer Olympics)
NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships: (1982, 1993)
Regional Championships - Final Four (1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997)
ACC Tournament Championships
(1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997)
ACC Regular Season Championships
(1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1995)
NIT Championship (1971)
Awards
National Coach of the Year
(1977, 1979, 1982, 1993)
ACC Coach of the Year
(1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1988, 1993)
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
(1981)
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
(1996)
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
(2006) – inaugural class
Basketball Hall of Fame
(1983)
FIBA Hall of Fame
(2007) – inaugural class
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1983
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006
 
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Dean Smith
DeanSmithcropped2.jpg
Smith at a North Carolina game on February 10, 2007
Sport(s)Basketball
Biographical details
Born(1931-02-28) February 28, 1931 (age 83)
Emporia, Kansas
Playing career
1949–1953Kansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1953-1955
1955–1958
1958–1961
1961–1997
1976
Kansas (asst.)
Air Force (asst.)
North Carolina (asst.)
North Carolina
US men's national team
Head coaching record
Overall879-254 (.776)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Gold Medal Men's Basketball (1976 Summer Olympics)
NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships: (1982, 1993)
Regional Championships - Final Four (1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997)
ACC Tournament Championships
(1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997)
ACC Regular Season Championships
(1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1995)
NIT Championship (1971)
Awards
National Coach of the Year
(1977, 1979, 1982, 1993)
ACC Coach of the Year
(1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1988, 1993)
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
(1981)
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
(1996)
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
(2006) – inaugural class
Basketball Hall of Fame
(1983)
FIBA Hall of Fame
(2007) – inaugural class
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1983
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) is a retired American head coach of men's college basketball. Originally from Emporia, Kansas, Smith has been called a “coaching legend” by the Basketball Hall of Fame. Smith is best known for his successful 36-year coaching tenure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Smith coached from 1961 to 1997 and retired with 879 victories, which was the NCAA Division I men's basketball record at that time.[a] Smith has the 9th highest winning percentage of any men’s college basketball coach (77.6%).[1] During his tenure as head coach of North Carolina, the team won two national titles and appeared in 11 Final Fours.[2]

Smith is also known for running a clean program and having a high graduation rate for his players, with 96.6% of his athletes receiving their degrees.[3][4] While at North Carolina, Smith helped promote desegregation by recruiting the University’s first African American scholarship basketball player, Charlie Scott, and pushing for equal treatment for African Americans by local businesses.[5] Smith coached and worked with numerous individuals at North Carolina who went on to achieve notable success in basketball, as either players or coaches or both. Smith retired as head coach from North Carolina in 1997, saying that he was not able to give the team the same level of enthusiasm that he had given it for years. After retiring, Smith used his influence to help out in various charitable ventures and liberal political activities; however in recent years he has suffered from advanced dementia and has ceased most activities.[6]

Biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

Smith was born in Emporia, Kansas, on February 28, 1931.[7][8] Both of his parents were public school teachers.[7] Smith's father, Alfred, coached the Emporia High Spartans basketball team to the 1934 state title in Kansas.[7] This 1934 team was notable for having the first African-American basketball player in Kansas tournament history.[7] While at Topeka High School, Smith lettered in basketball all four years and was named all-state in basketball as a senior.[7][9] Smith's interest in sports was not limited only to basketball. Smith also played quarterback for his high school football team and catcher for the high school baseball team.[9]

College years[edit]

After graduating from high school, Smith attended the University of Kansas on an academic scholarship where he majored in mathematics and joined Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.[9][10] While at Kansas, Smith continued his interest in sports by playing varsity basketball, varsity baseball, and freshman football, and was a member of the Air Force ROTC detachment. During his time on the varsity basketball team, Kansas won the national championship in 1952 and were NCAA tournament finalists in 1953.[9][10] Smith's basketball coach during his time at Kansas was Phog Allen, who had been coached at the University of Kansas by the inventor of basketball, James Naismith.[10] After graduation, Smith served as assistant coach at Kansas in the 1953–54 season.[11]

Coaching career[edit]

Early years in basketball coaching[edit]

Smith next served a stint in the United States Air Force in Germany, later working as a head coach of United States Air Force Academy's baseball and golf teams.[11] Yet, Smith's big break would come in the United States. In 1958, North Carolina coach Frank McGuire asked Smith to join his staff as an assistant coach.[11] Smith served under McGuire for three years until 1961, when McGuire was forced to resign by Chancellor William Aycock in the wake of a major recruiting scandal, and consequently, an NCAA mandated probation. In addition, all of this occurred amid rumors of a point-shaving scandal possibly involving some UNC players. Smith was told at first that wins and losses didn't matter nearly so much as simply running a clean program and representing the university well.[12]

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) had canceled the Dixie Classic, an annual basketball tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina, due to a national point shaving scandal including one North Carolina player (Lou Brown).[13] As a result of the scandal, North Carolina de-emphasized basketball by cutting their regular-season schedule. In Smith's first season from 1961–62, North Carolina played only 17 games and went 8-9.[11][14] As it turned out, this would be the only losing season he would ever suffer. In 1965, he was famously hanged in effigy on the university campus following a disappointing loss to Wake Forest.[11] After that game, his team ended up winning nine of the last eleven games.[15] After a slow beginning, Smith turned the program into a consistent success. After the 1966 season, Smith's teams never finished worse than a tie for third in the ACC;[16] for the first 20 of those years, they didn't finish worse than a tie for second. By comparison, during that time the ACC's other charter members each finished last at least once.

His first major successes came in the late 1960s, when his teams won three consecutive regular-season and ACC tournament championships, and went to three straight Final Fours. Unfortunately, this run occurred in the middle of UCLA's run of 10 titles in 12 years; in fact Smith lost to UCLA's John Wooden in the 1968 title game.

It took Smith seven trips to the Final Four before winning his first national title, and then it took him nine more years to return, and two more to get another national championship.[17]

First National Championship[edit]
Michael Jordan and Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2007 game honoring the 1957 and 1982 men's basketball teams.

Dean Smith's first national championship occurred in 1982, when the team was composed of future NBA players such as Michael Jordan, James Worthy and Sam Perkins.[18] After winning the NCAA Tournament, North Carolina had a record of 32-2.[19] The other teams that advanced with North Carolina were Georgetown, Houston and Louisville. In the Semifinals, North Carolina defeated Houston 68-63 in New Orleans, while Georgetown defeated Louisville 50-46.

The national title game against Georgetown was evenly matched throughout. However, with 17 seconds left on the clock, and the Tar Heels behind by 1 point, Jordan made what ended up being the game-winning shot to put the Tar Heels up 63-62. On Georgetown's ensuing possession, Hoya guard Fred Brown mistakenly passed the ball to Worthy. Worthy attempted to dribble out the clock, but was fouled with 2 seconds left. He missed both free throws, but Georgetown had no timeouts left. The Hoyas missed a halfcourt shot and lost the game.

Second National Championship[edit]

Dean Smith's 1993 squad featured George Lynch, Eric Montross, Brian Reese, Donald Williams and Derrick Phelps. The Tar Heels started out with an 8-0 record and were ranked #5 in the country when they met #6 Michigan in the semi-finals of the Rainbow Classic. The Wolverines, led by the Fab Five in their sophomore season, won 79-78 on a last-second shot. North Carolina bounced back with nine straight wins before losing back-to-back road games against unranked Wake Forest and #5 Duke. After seven more straight wins, the Tar Heels were ranked #1 heading into the last week of the regular season (their first #1 ranking since the start of the 1987-88 season). North Carolina beat #14 Wake Forest and #6 Duke to close out the regular season and clinch the top seed in the ACC tournament. North Carolina reached the tournament final, but they lost 77-75 to Georgia Tech without Derrick Phelps who was injured. Nonetheless, North Carolina was awarded the top seed in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament, defeating #16-seed East Carolina (85-65), #8-seed Rhode Island (112-67), #4-seed Arkansas (80-74) and #2-seed Cincinnati (75-68) to reach the Final Four in New Orleans.

In the National Semifinals, Smith's Tar Heels defeated his alma mater Kansas (coached by future North Carolina coach Roy Williams) 78-68, setting up a rematch with #3-ranked Michigan in the Finals.

The national title game was a see-saw battle throughout, but is remembered best for Chris Webber calling a time-out that Michigan didn't have with seconds left. Michigan was assessed a technical foul and North Carolina ended up winning 77-71, giving Smith his second national championship.[20]

Retirement[edit]

Smith announced his retirement on October 9, 1997. He had said that if he ever felt he could not give his team the same enthusiasm he had given it for years, he would retire.[21] His announcement was unexpected, as he had given little warning that he was considering retirement. Bill Guthridge, his assistant for 30 years, succeeded him as head coach.

During his retirement, Smith has had a large influence on the North Carolina basketball program. In 2003 Smith talked to Roy Williams regarding his decision about whether or not to replace a struggling Matt Doherty as head coach.[22] Williams had previously declined the head coaching position three years earlier when Guthridge retired.[23]

In July 2010, John Feinstein disclosed that he had abandoned a biography of Smith because of Smith's deteriorating memory.[24] Shortly after, Smith's family released a letter on July 17, 2010, stating that he had a "progressive neurocognitive disorder", which has not been publicly disclosed as Alzheimer's or anything else. He has trouble remembering the names of some of his players, the letter said, but he cannot forget what his relationships with those players mean. He also remembers words to hymns and jazz standards, but does not go to concerts. He has difficulty with traveling but continues to watch his former team on TV. Williams said, "He does have his good days and bad."[25]

Coaching style[edit]

Smith-coached teams varied in style, depending on the players Smith had available. But they generally featured a fast-break style, a half-court offense that emphasized the passing game, and an aggressive trapping defense that produced turnovers and easy baskets. From 1970 until his retirement, his teams featured an impressive shooting percentage of over 50% in all but four years.

Smith is credited with creating or popularizing the following basketball techniques: The "tired signal," in which a player would use a hand signal (originally a raised fist) to indicate that he needed to come out for a rest,[26][27] huddling at the free throw line before a foul shot,[26][27] encouraging players who scored a basket to point a finger at the teammate who passed them the ball, in honor of the passer's selflessness,[26][27] instituting a variety of defensive sets in one game,[26][28] having the point guard call out the defense set for the team,[26][28] and creating a number of defensive sets, including the point zone, the run-and-jump, and double-teaming the screen-and-roll.[9]

But strategically, Smith is most associated with his implementation of the four corners offense, a strategy for stalling with a lead near the end of the game. Smith's teams executed the four corners set so effectively that in 1985 the NCAA instituted a shot clock to speed up play and minimize ball-control offense.[9][29] Although fellow Kansas alum John McLendon actually invented the four corners offense, Smith is better known for utilizing it in games.[26] Smith is also the author of Basketball: Multiple Offense and Defense, which is the best-selling technical basketball book in history.[2]

Smith also instituted the practice of starting all his team's seniors on the last home game of the season ("Senior Day") as a way of honoring the contributions of the subs as well as the stars.[30] In a season when the team included six seniors, he put all six on the floor at the beginning of the game – drawing a technical foul – rather than leave one of them out.[31]

During the 1993 run for the national title, Smith used a method that was introduced to him at a conference in Switzerland. At the conference, Smith was presented a tape by a lecturer who used doctored images to achieve his goal of losing weight. The photos showed the lecturer what he would look like if he were thinner as motivation to reach his weight-loss goals. Smith took a picture of the scoreboard from the 1982 Championship, modified it to read 1993 and erased the name Georgetown, leaving that space blank. He proceeded to place copies of the doctored photo in all of the players' lockers.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Smith married Ann Cleavinger in 1954, shortly before his deployment overseas with the United States Air Force. They had three children: daughters Sharon and Sandy, and son Scott. Smith and Cleavinger divorced in 1973. Smith married Linnea Weblemoe on May 21, 1976. They have two adult daughters, Kristen and Kelly.[32]

Accomplishments and recognition[edit]

Bust of Dean Smith at the Dean Smith Center. Photo credit: Rob Goldberg

Accomplishments[edit]

Among the accomplishments of Smith:

Recognition[edit]

The Dean Smith Center, from the back.
The interior of the Dean Smith Center

Smith received a number of personal honors during his coaching career. He was named the National Coach of the Year four times (1977, 1979, 1982, 1993) and ACC Coach of the Year eight times (1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1988, 1993). Smith was also inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on May 2, 1983, two years after being enshrined in the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

Smith was the first recipient of the Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement, given by the University of North Carolina Committee on Teaching Awards for "a broader range of teaching beyond the classroom."[4] He has also been awarded honorary doctorates by Eastern University and Catawba College.[34]

The basketball arena at North Carolina, the Dean E. Smith Center, was named for Smith. It is also widely referred to as the "Dean Dome". In 1997, upon his retirement, Smith was named Sportsman of the Year by the magazine Sports Illustrated. ESPN named Smith one of the five all-time greatest American coaches of any sport. In 1998 he won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, presented at the annual ESPY Awards hosted by ESPN.[35]

On November 17, 2006, Smith was recognized for his impact on college basketball as a member of the founding class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. He was one of five, along with Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, John Wooden and Dr. James Naismith, selected to represent the inaugural class.[36] In 2007, he was enshrined in the FIBA Hall of Fame.

On November 20, 2013, President Obama awarded Smith the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Political activities[edit]

Smith is one of the most prominent Democrats in North Carolina politics. Politically, he is best known for promoting desegregation. In 1964, Smith joined a local pastor and a black North Carolina theology student to integrate The Pines, a Chapel Hill restaurant. He also integrated the Tar Heels basketball team by recruiting Charlie Scott as the university's first black scholarship athlete.[5] In 1965, Smith helped Howard Lee, a black graduate student at North Carolina, purchase a home in an all-white neighborhood.[9] He opposed the Vietnam War and, in the early 1980s, famously recorded radio spots to promote a freeze on nuclear weapons. He has been a prominent opponent of the death penalty. In 1998, he appeared at a clemency hearing for a death-row inmate and pointed at then-Governor Jim Hunt: "You're a murderer. And I'm a murderer. The death penalty makes us all murderers." As head coach, he periodically held North Carolina basketball practices in North Carolina prisons.[37]

While coach, he was recruited by some in the Democratic Party to run for the United States Senate against incumbent Jesse Helms. He declined. But in retirement, he has continued to speak out on issues such as the war in Iraq, death penalty and gay rights.[37][38] Although a staunch Democrat, Smith did support one of his former players, Republican Richard Vinroot, for governor of North Carolina in 2000.[39][40] In 2006, Smith became the spokesperson for Devout Democrats, an inter-faith, grassroots political action committee designed to convince religious Americans to vote for Democrats. Smith was featured in an ad that ran in newspapers across North Carolina and was featured in an Associated Press article.[41] On October 13, 2008, he endorsed Senator Barack Obama's candidacy for President of the United States.[42]

Coaching tree[edit]

One hallmark of Smith's tenure as coach was the concept of the "Carolina Family," the idea that anyone associated with the program was entitled to the support of others. Many of his former players and coaching staff became successful basketball coaches and executives. Smith's coaching tree includes:

Smith himself is part of the coaching tree of James Naismith, by way of playing under Phog Allen at Kansas.

Head coaching record[edit]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
North Carolina Tar Heels (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1961–1997)
1961–62North Carolina8–97–7T–4th
1962–63North Carolina15–610–43rd
1963–64North Carolina12–126–85th
1964–65North Carolina15–910–4T–2nd
1965–66North Carolina16–118–6T–3rd
1966–67North Carolina26–612–21stNCAA Final Four
1967–68North Carolina28–412–21stNCAA Runner-up
1968–69North Carolina27–512–21stNCAA Final Four
1969–70North Carolina18–99–5T–2ndNIT First Round
1970–71North Carolina26–611–31stNIT Champions
1971–72North Carolina26–59–31stNCAA Final Four
1972–73North Carolina25–88–42ndNIT Semifinals
1973–74North Carolina22–69–3T–2ndNIT First Round
1974–75North Carolina23–88–4T–2ndNCAA Second Round
1975–76North Carolina25–411–11stNCAA First Round
1976–77North Carolina28–59–31stNCAA Runner-up
1977–78North Carolina23–89–31stNCAA First Round
1978–79North Carolina23–69–31stNCAA Second Round
1979–80North Carolina21–89–5T–2ndNCAA Second Round
1980–81North Carolina29–810–42ndNCAA Runner-up
1981–82North Carolina32–212–2T–1stNCAA Champions
1982–83North Carolina28–812–2T–1stNCAA Elite Eight
1983–84North Carolina28–314–01stNCAA Sweet Sixteen
1984–85North Carolina27–99–5T–1stNCAA Elite Eight
1985–86North Carolina28–610–43rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen
1986–87North Carolina32–414–01stNCAA Elite Eight
1987–88North Carolina27–711–31stNCAA Elite Eight
1988–89North Carolina29–89–5T–2ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen
1989–90North Carolina21–138–6T–3rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen
1990–91North Carolina29–610–42ndNCAA Final Four
1991–92North Carolina23–109–73rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen
1992–93North Carolina34–414–21stNCAA Champions
1993–94North Carolina28–711–52ndNCAA Second Round
1994–95North Carolina28–612–4T–1stNCAA Final Four
1995–96North Carolina21–1110–63rdNCAA Second Round
1996–97North Carolina28–711–52ndNCAA Final Four
North Carolina:879–254364–136
Total:879–254

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b c Andrea Beloff (1998-04-20). "Dean Smith recognized for lifetime achievement in and outside classroom". University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill News Services. Retrieved 2006-10-29. 
  5. ^ a b "ACC 50th Anniversary Team". NBA.com. Retrieved 2006-10-29. 
  6. ^ "Precious Memories". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
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  12. ^ Chansky, Art. Blue Blood:Duke-Carolina: Inside the Most Storied Rivalry in College Hoops. New York City: St. Martin's Press, 2006. ISBN 0-312-32787-0
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  18. ^ Curry Kirkpatrick (1982-04-05). "Nothing Can Be Finer". Sorts Illustrated. Retrieved 2007-08-05. 
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  38. ^ Bonnie DeSimone (2003-02-09). "Ex-coach takes on a higher cause North Carolina basketball legend Dean Smith is working to end the death penalty in his state". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on November 30, 2005. Retrieved 2006-10-29. 
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  40. ^ Mark Wineka (2000-08-11). "Vinroot raises funds, stresses Republicans’ need for diversity". Salisbury Post. Retrieved 2006-10-29. 
  41. ^ Associated Press (2006-10-06). "UNC's Dean Smith featured in ad for 'Devout Democrats'". News and Observer (Raleigh). Retrieved 2006-10-29. [dead link]
  42. ^ Montopoli, Brian (2008-10-13). "Your Move, Krzyzewski: Dean Smith Backs Obama". Horserace (CBS News). Retrieved 2008-10-14. 

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