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Late UNC coach Dean Smith makes great gesture toward former players
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Late UNC coach Dean Smith makes great gesture toward former players

Dean Smith was one of the greatest NCAA basketball coaches of all-time, a true legend.

He guided the North Carolina program for 36 years, compiled a 879-254 record, reached the Final Four 11 times and won two national championships.

Sadly he passed away on Feb. 7 of this year at the age of 83.

But apparently not even death can stop him from helping his players.

As noted on SI.com’s ‘Extra Mustard’ page, as part of Smith’s trust he willed $200 be sent to each of his former North Carolina basketball players. By their count, he coached 184 different players from 1961 to 1997.

In the letter, it is written, “enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith.”

A legend indeed.

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