Sunday 25th September 2016,
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Coach Dean Smith’s Will Left $200 to Each and Every One of His Former Players for Dinner Out

michaeljordansmithLegendary college basketball coach Dean Smith, and former coach of Michael Jordan at the University of North Carolina Tarheels is still making news after his passing. Word was spreading yesterday that each of his former players received a letter from Dean Smith’s estate with a check for $200. The letter encourages the players to go out to a nice dinner on him.

Given he had over 180 players pass through his doors over the years, the trust for this act of kindness was over $36,000. Coach Smith was a class act in a million ways. Although many of his former players are now NBA millionaires, my guess is those checks and the letter from Smith will find themselves framed and on their walls forever in remembrance of his character.

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  • ray prange

    How beautiful and kind of coach dean smith to do that for his former players at North Carolina University respect

    • No doubt. It’s a nice symbol of how much his players meant to him.

  • Barry

    Great story. Dean Smith, what a great person..we miss u Dean