Dean Smith

By beraza2
  • Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    Smith was born in Emporia, Kansas.Both of his parents were public school teachers and Smith's father, Alfred, coached the Emporia High Spartans basketball team to the 1934 state title in Kansas.
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    Dean Smith's Life

  • Monitor

    Monitor
    Dean Smith monitors everyone that contributes to his team. He makes sure the assistant coaches are doing their job, and the players doing the things that they are told to do.
  • Figurehead

    Figurehead
    Dean Smith expressed his characteristics of being a figure head by being a head coach of a basketball team that won two national championships.
  • Staffing

    Staffing
    Smith served under McGuire for three years until 1961, when McGuire was forced to resign by Chancellor William Aycock in the wake of recruiting and point-shaving scandals.Aycock asked Smith, then 30 years old, to become the new head coach to replace McGuire beginning in fall 1961.
  • Organizing

    Organizing
    Smith-coached teams varied in style, depending on the players Smith had available. But they generally featured a fast-break style, a half-court offense that emphasized the passing game, and an aggressive trapping defense that produced turnovers and easy baskets. His teams always shot the ball well. From 1970 until his retirement, North Carolina shot over 50% from the floor all but four years.
  • Leading

    Leading
    He would always talk to Michael Jordan and tell him things to do and things not to do. Micheal Jordan would actually listen to Dean Smith and go out their and do exactly what he was told and would be really successful.
  • Liaison

    Liaison
    Dean Smith would always have talks with his team and would tell them what to do and what not to do so they could be more successful in the game and win. Dean Smith also communicates well with his players in order to have them cooperate and perform well on the court.
  • Human Relations

    Human Relations
    North Carolina versus Kansas in the Final Four was billed as the student versus the teacher. But there was a twist in this plot as the teacher, Dean Smith, the Tar Heels' coach, got his knuckles rapped and was sent packing before the game was over.Smith, the model of composure and coaching cool in his 30 years at North Carolina, drew two technical fouls and was ejected from the game by Referee Pete Pavia with 35 seconds to play in today's semifinal game against the Jayhawks at the Hoosier Dome
  • Technical

    Technical
    Dean Smith was a very goos coach that was just ment to win games. He could easily come up of plays and would say what to do and what not to do. He was mostly right when it came to clutch time.
  • Conceptional

    Conceptional
    Dean Smith throughout his career used many, many drills. In each of every single drill that Knight used incorporated atleast one of seven important concepts of the game, which are: Shot selection, handling the ball without mistakes, moving without the ball, and helping each other get open on offense.
  • Controlling

    Controlling
    During the 1993 run for the national title, Coach Smith used a method that was introduced to him at a conference in Switzerland. At the conference, Smith was presented a tape by a lecturer who used doctored images to achieve his goal of losing weight.
  • Planning

    Planning
    Smith is best known for planning his successful 36-year coaching tenure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Spokesperson

    Spokesperson
    Dean Smith gave a speech of how he was going to retire in October 9, 1997.He had said that if he ever felt he could not give his team the same enthusiasm he had given it for years, he would retire.
  • Negotiator

    Negotiator
    After 36 years, Dean Smith, the all-time winningest coach in college basketball history, is retiring. A native of Emporia, Kansas, Smith began his college basketball career as a player with the Kansas University Jayhawks, where he won a national championship in 1952. In 1961, at age 30, he became the head basketball coach with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
  • Leader

    Leader
    Smith is most associated with his implementation of the four corners offense, a strategy for stalling with a lead near the end of the game.