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​Remembering Coach Dean Smith and His Kansas Connections

A portrait of Dean Smith (left) from 1984 and Smith as a KU basketball player. He was on the 1949-1953 teams. (Photos via KU University Archives)

Former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith died over the weekend at the age of 83. Though his only head coaching job was with the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Smith never forgot his connections to Kansas, where he was born and raised. KPR’s Greg Echlin has more.

Kansas Remembers Coach Dean Smith


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