Best coach ever - Smith or K?

Was Dean Smith the greatest coach in college basketball history? Most Tar Heel fans will argue yes. The N&O's Caulton Tudor makes the case for the legendary UNC head man.

Smith's success made it easier for all of those coaches to flourish. More than any other coach, player or administrator, Smith pulled the ACC through the scandal backwash and kept the league on the national stage during UCLA's dominance. His presence turned the league into a recruiting lure.

LINK: The case for Dean Smith

Staff writer Ned Barnett, however, makes the cast for Duke's Mike Krzyzewski.

LINK: The case for Coach K

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