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Dean Smith

By rayla2
  • Smith was born in Emporia, Kansas

    Smith was born in Emporia, Kansas
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    Life span

  • North Carolina coach Frank McGuire asked Smith to join his staff as an assistant coach

  • assistant coach at Kansas

  • his teams won three consecutive regular-season and ACC tournament championships, and went to three straight Final Fours

  • new head coach to replace McGuire

  • Smith lost to UCLA's John Wooden

  • first national championship, team was composed of future NBA players such as Michael Jordan, James Worthy and Sam Perkins