The Resource Dean Smith : A Basketball Life, Jeff Davis, (electronic resource)

Dean Smith : A Basketball Life, Jeff Davis, (electronic resource)

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Dean Smith : A Basketball Life
Title
Dean Smith
Title remainder
A Basketball Life
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Jeff Davis
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eng
Summary
Former University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith was one of the most successful coaches ever to hold a whistle. In his 36 years at North Carolina, his teams won a record 879 games. They also captured 17 conference championships and two NCAA championships, claimed 30 seasons with at least 20 wins, and made 11 Final Four appearances. Coach Smith developed 26 consensus All-Americans, five NBA rookies of the year (including the great Michael Jordan), and 25 first-round draft picks. But Smith's basketball accomplishments tell only part of his story. You may not know that Smith worked to abolish the death penalty in North Carolina and openly supported gay rights. As a high school senior in 1949, five years before the Supreme Court's historic ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education, he pleaded in vain with officials to include African-American players on the school's 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 school's first African-American scholarship recipient. Smith had successfully integrated major college basketball in the South. Smith passed away in February 2015, and Dean Smith: A Basketball Life takes stock of this extraordinary man whose ideas and philosophies have shaped the best of what college basketball has been and should aspire to be in the future. In this revealing biography, author Jeff Davis calls on the reminiscences of Coach Smith's closest friends and associates, former players, coaches, and rivals, and a wealth of secondary sources, to render a rich and vivid portrait of this towering figure of 20th-century American sports
Biography type
individual biography
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Dewey number
  • 796.323092
  • B
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LC call number
GV884.S54
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Dean Smith : A Basketball Life, Jeff Davis, (electronic resource)
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Dean Smith : A Basketball Life, Jeff Davis, (electronic resource)
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rdacontent.
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1 online resource (272 pages)
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one file format
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online
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9781623363611
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9781623363611
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