Remembering Dean Smith

Two years later, we revisit Inside Carolina's coverage of the passing of former Tar Heel basketball coach Dean Smith ...

Dean Smith Passes Away

Former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith died Saturday evening in Chapel Hill. He was 83 years old.


The world reacts to the passing of Dean Smith.


The best recollections of Dean Smith come from those he interacted with - players and coaches - throughout his transcendent career and life. Inside Carolina spent Sunday compiling those memories and reflections.

Thad: Learning from Coach Smith

How many people do you know who are really, really good at the big, big things . . . and also really, really good at the small, simple things?

Ties That Bind

This is the difference. Right here. If you want to know the difference between Dean Smith and every other college coach, look at this picture.

Fan Memories

Inside Carolina readers share their favorite stories of, and experiences with, Dean Smith.

Podcast: Dean Smith

The IC radio crew remembers Dean Smith, plus audio from Hubert Davis, Phil Ford, Eric Montross, and Roy Williams.

Roy Williams Radio Show

Roy Williams's live radio show, hosted by Jones Angell, celebrated the life of Dean Smith with stories and call-ins from former players and friends on Monday night.

Perfect Tribute

After a two-week emotional roller coaster, getting back on the Smith Center court gave North Carolina the lift it needed on Saturday. And with it came the opportunity to honor the late Dean Smith in a fitting way.

Pointing to Coach Smith

The Dean E. Smith Center, the banners hung within, and the wins and championships the arena was built upon were secondary on Sunday to the man the building was named for nearly 30 years ago.

Remembering Dean: Stories & Laughs

The North Carolina basketball family celebrated Dean Smith's life with anecdotes during his memorial service.

Memorial Photo Gallery

Photos from the celebration of the life of Coach Dean Smith.

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