Dean Smith

Dean Smith

A Basketball Life

Book - 2017
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Profiles the legendary coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels whose tenure began in 1961 and who led the team to an unprecedented 879 career wins. But Smiths basketball accomplishments tell only part of his story. Dean Smith: A Basketball Life is the definitive biography of the legendary coach. You may not know that Smith worked to abolish the death penalty in North Carolina and openly supported gay rights. In 1949, five years before the Supreme Courts historic ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education, he pleaded in vain with officials to include African-American players on the schools basketball team. Sixteen years later, after completing his fourth season as the head coach at North Carolina, Smith ventured to New York City and came back to Chapel Hill with Charlie Scott, the most significant recruit of his tenure. Scott became the schools first African-American scholarship recipient and he integrated major college basketball in the South.
Publisher: New York, NY : Rodale, [2017]
ISBN: 9781623363604
1623363608
Branch Call Number: 92 Sm545d 2017
Characteristics: xviii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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