Dean Smith is known by most people as the former coach of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Team. That's who he was by vocation, and he excelled at it more than just about any coach in the history of sports.
We can cite his then record-breaking 879 coaching victories, 17 ACC Titles, 11 Final Fours, 2 National Championships, and Gold Medal in the 1976 Olympics. We can cite his monstrous streaks, and the number of players he helped get to the NBA. But these incredible accomplishments pale in comparison to what he achieved on a human level. Because coaching to him was a means to an end...Read More