He became the winningest college basketball coach of all time and capped an exemplary career with a graceful retirement, and for all of that we honor North Carolina's Dean Smith
Dean Smith Unplugged
Smith sat down
SI senior writer
Alexander Wolff to share his reflections on nearly half a
century in college sports. He reminisced about a certain Chicago Bull, mused about the current overemphasis on winning and sounded off on what's wrong with college sportsand how to fix it.
Exclusive Photo Gallery: The Star Heels
Check out vintage action shots of six of Smith's greatest Carolina players, including you-know-who
By the Numbers
It might be impossible to quantify greatness, but we gave it a try
His records, his progenyplayers and coachesand the building named after him aren't Smith's only legacies. Here are seven changes he brought to the game.
Year by Year: How the Heels Finished
The road to the record: From 8-9 in 1961-62 to 28-7 in 1996-97, Smith outlasted seven presidents and the Soviet Union