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The Poet
03-26-2015, 02:00 PM
Check it out, literally.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaab-the-dagger/dean-smith-left--200-to-all-his-ex-north-carolina-players-183029376.html

357
03-26-2015, 02:16 PM
Pretty cool of the coach to do that for his guys, and for all of them.

The Poet
03-26-2015, 02:39 PM
Coach always said it was about his players, not about wins or losses, and certainly not about him. His was the only voice objecting to the naming of the new athletic center after him, and he valued the bench-warmers and walk-ons as much as the stars.

The old joke was that the only man who could hold Michael Jordan under 20 points was Dean Smith, simply because his philosophy of team play and the extra pass for a higher-percentage shot did not rely upon the stats of a single player, no matter how talented. Jordon was so disgruntled by these shackles that he always wore UNC shorts under his NBA ones while playing with the Bulls and Wizards. :r

kelmac07
03-26-2015, 03:38 PM
Very cool!!

jjirons69
03-26-2015, 03:53 PM
That's what life is all about - top notch gesture. I'm sure the majority of these find their way into a frame.

The Poet
03-26-2015, 04:19 PM
That's what life is all about - top notch gesture. I'm sure the majority of these find their way into a frame.

Yeah, that would be my dilemma. Do I honor the final wish of my mentor, or do I cherish this forever in his memory? Not sure there is a right answer to that.

heyferg
03-26-2015, 06:18 PM
Class act all the way.