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Dean Smith

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United States


Dean Edward Smith was the coach of the old American basketball team. He was famous for 36 years training students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He retired as the most successful men's basketball coach with 879 wins, which was NCAA men's basketball record at the time. Smith earned his team two land titles and was appointed four-time National Coach of the Year in his coaching career with the Acc Coach of the Year eight times. He was regarded as an amazing mentor as his 96.6% players got their degrees and many of them, including Michael Jordan and James Worthy, became star players in the NBA. Some players such as Larry Brown and Roy Williams became different coaches at the level of meeting or professional players. Smith was also known for his strong commitment to racism - he was one of the white South African coaches to recruit African and American players in the 1960s. Through his efforts and ingenuity, he accepted the Medical Freedom of the President by President Obama. He was made the Basketball Hall of Fame and was named 'leaching coach'.

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