A Jayhawk legend is remembered

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in Alumni News and News



Dean Smith, d’53, passed away Saturday evening at the age of 83. Tributes for the Kansas native, former KU player and hall of fame basketball coach came from friends, former players and current coaches, including a video message from KU basketball Head Coach Bill Self. As KU alumni mourn the passing of this Jayhawk legend, his legacy is reflected in the comments and stories from those who knew him in this round-up of news coverage.

Former KU Men’s Basketball Player and Legendary Coach Dean Smith Dies (via KU Athletics)

Coach Dean Smith, Champion of College Basketball and of Racial Equality, Dies at 83 (via the New York Times)

Dean Smith, lasting impact on, off court (via ESPN.com)

Dean Smith, legendary North Carolina basketball coach, dies at 83 (via Sports Illustrated)

Current, former Jayhawks remember Dean Smith as one of college basketball’s all-time greats (via KUsports.com)

Smith’s impact goes beyond UNC, basketball after his death (via the Emporia Gazette)

Teammates: Dean Smith’s KU career also included coaching (via the Topeka Capital-Journal)

Farewell to a legend (via the UNC General Alumni Association)

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