In legendary North Carolina head coach Dean Smith’s will, he left $200 for every player that lettered under him.
Even after his death, we continue to see the goodness of former North Carolina head coach Dean Smith. Smith died last month, and in his will, he left $200 to every basketball player that lettered under him during his time coaching North Carolina from 1961-1997.
Coach Dean Smith led the Tar Heels to 11 Final Four’s and two NCAA Tournament Championships in his time at North Carolina, cementing him as one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time. Smith was also a 4-time National Coach of the Year and won the ACC Tournament 13 times. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983.
Smith passed away at the age of 83 in his home on Feb. 7. He coached 184 players from 1961-1997 according to Sports Illustrated and a letter was sent on his behalf to each player that told them to “enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith.”
Dean Smith coached some amazing players in his time at North Carolina include Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Phil Ford, Antawn Jamison and Sam Perkins among many others.
Dean Smith is truly a class act , may he rest in peace.
[H/T: Sports Illustrated]
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