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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | March 2, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- North Carolina coach Dean Smith has tried a number of things to get his Tar Heels out of their slump. He praised their defense against Virginia and their offense against Florida State.Yesterday, with his team down 22 points to Maryland at halftime, Smith tried a new approach. He scorched them with a rare locker-room tirade, and then stormed back out onto the floor at Cole Field House. By himself."I stomped out like a little kid, which I'm not," said Smith, college basketball's winningest active coach with 735.North Carolina stormed back, too. The 10th-ranked Tar Heels scored the first six points of the second half.
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March 29, 2010
Coach K is a lock Mike Anthony Hartford Courant If Mike Krzyzewski stepped aside tomorrow it might be difficult, though not impossible, to argue that he is the second-greatest, or even greatest, coach of all time. But at 63, and with no indications of tiring, he's not going away. We know what the future holds for Coach K and Duke: 25 victories a season. When Krzyzewski is done, he'll sit atop the NCAA Division I all-time wins list with well over 900. As the U.S. national team coach, he led the "Redeem Team" to gold at the 2008 Beijing Games.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun reporter | December 23, 2006
Dean Smith keeps an office at one of the nation's largest on-campus arenas, a building that bears his name. Bob Knight got fired from the university he took to three NCAA men's basketball titles. BUCKNELL@TEXAS TECH Today, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun reporter | December 23, 2006
Dean Smith keeps an office at one of the nation's largest on-campus arenas, a building that bears his name. Bob Knight got fired from the university he took to three NCAA men's basketball titles. BUCKNELL@TEXAS TECH Today, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | October 10, 1997
Each spring for the last 10 years, Dean Smith would tell longtime assistant Bill Guthridge to be ready to take over just in case the legendary North Carolina basketball coach couldn't relight the competitive fires for the coming season and decided to retire.And each fall, Smith would find a way to rekindle the passion and return to the bench."He always got his batteries charged," Guthridge said yesterday. "It's all the little things that wore him out. I think he still loves coaching and teaching.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | January 14, 1998
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- He now has an unlisted telephone number. His office still has more of Dean Smith's mementos than his own. Bill Guthridge wanted neither, and relishes the day when he can go back to his previous life of blissful anonymity.The way things are going here, it will likely not be for a while.When Smith suddenly retired last October as the legend-in-residence of the North Carolina basketball program, Guthridge was thrust just as quickly into a spotlight he had managed to avoid for the past 30 years.
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March 18, 1997
SO NOW DEAN SMITH stands alone as college basketball's all-time winning coach -- 877 after this weekend and a solid shot at taking his North Carolina team to the NCAA Final Four. But perhaps even more amazing than Coach Smith's winning record is the way he has achieved it.A Dean Smith team isn't flashy. It isn't controversial. It isn't selfish. No, when the Tar Heels take the court, they are well-schooled in the fundamentals of basketball. They are highly disciplined. They are smart.They don't take dumb shots.
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By Knight-Ridder | December 16, 1991
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Alfred Smith, father of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, died yesterday of a heart attack shortly before the Tar Heels' basketball game with Florida State.Smith, 93, had been hospitalized with pneumonia at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. He suffered the heart attack 30 minutes before the game.Dean Smith was made aware of his father's heart attack and death after the game by his wife, Linnea."We've lost one of our great fans," Smith said after the game. "He told me this was going to be the first game in my 34 years at North Carolina that he had missed when he was in the state and we were playing.
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October 2, 2003
On September 27, 2003, KIM SMITH, of Cumberland, MD, loving daughter of Ruth Smith; mother of Nicole and Theresa Durand; devoted sister of Dean Smith. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Loring Byers Funeral Directors, Inc., 8728 Liberty Road (2 miles W of beltway exit 18-B). A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 3, at 3 P.M. Inurnment will be private.
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By "Barry Jacobs Fans' Guide to ACC Basketball" | January 31, 1998
Jan. 29, 1998: Gary Williams, Maryland at Duke. Final score: Duke 86, Maryland 59.Jan. 29, 1997: Gary Williams, Maryland at Florida State. Final score: Florida State 74, Maryland 70.Feb. 17, 1996: Pat Kennedy, Florida State at Clemson. Final score: Clemson 67, Florida State 59.Feb. 16, 1995: Rick Barnes, Clemson at North Carolina. Final score: North Carolina 66, Clemson 39.March 30, 1991: Dean Smith, North Carolina vs. Kansas (Final Four). Final score: Kansas 79, North Carolina 73.Jan. 5, 1977: Dean Smith, North Carolina vs. Clemson at Greensboro, N.C. Final score: North Carolina 91, Clemson 63.Jan.
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March 7, 2004
TODAY, WHEN the NCAA announces the 65 teams for March Madness - its annual basketball championship tournament - much more is at stake than school pride. Under CBS-TV's contract with collegiate sports' presiding body, every win in the march to the Final Four is worth $780,000 for schools. That's chump change compared with separate deals for top football bowls worth as much as $13 million per school. In big-time college sports these days, the madness is year-round. Across the country, Division I schools have invested billions of dollars in monumental facilities, even though all but a handful lose money on sports.
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October 2, 2003
On September 27, 2003, KIM SMITH, of Cumberland, MD, loving daughter of Ruth Smith; mother of Nicole and Theresa Durand; devoted sister of Dean Smith. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Loring Byers Funeral Directors, Inc., 8728 Liberty Road (2 miles W of beltway exit 18-B). A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 3, at 3 P.M. Inurnment will be private.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | April 5, 2003
NEW ORLEANS - Kansas coach Roy Williams is within two victories of winning his first national championship, has won 417 games in 15 seasons in Lawrence and has taken the Jayhawks to four Final Fours, including back-to-back trips to college basketball's premier stage. And yesterday at the Superdome, the primary question that continued to swirl around him was, will he stay or will he go? Two days after fending off reporters' inquiries regarding speculation that he is headed home again to replace Matt Doherty as coach at North Carolina, Williams played more defense.
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By Johnny Rosenstein and Johnny Rosenstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 6, 2003
LUBBOCK, Texas - When it comes to college basketball coaches, Bob Knight is in an elite ensemble. Only two coaches have more national titles. Only one other has played on and coached a national championship team. Last night, Knight was taking one more step toward the Division I career victory record. Knight claimed his 800th victory as Texas Tech (13-5, 3-4) topped Big 12 rival Nebraska, 75-49, at United Spirit Arena. Andre Emmett led the Red Raiders with 24 points while Kasib Powell added 16. Knight became the fifth men's coach and fourth in Division I to reach the 800-win plateau, joining Dean Smith (879)
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By MIKE PRESTON | January 17, 2003
EMMITSBURG - In about 90 minutes yesterday, Jim Phelan gave us one more trip through his 49-year coaching career at Mount St. Mary's. Oh, what a wonderful ride. He marched in Eisenhower's inaugural parade in the 1950s as a Marine and won a national championship at La Salle. He took us through seven college presidents, 10 U.S. presidents, about a dozen assistant coaches, five children and 11 grandchildren. We laughed when he talked about overcoming prostate cancer and how Fred Carter became the first African-American at the school.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | January 10, 2001
Matt Doherty is the kind of guy who cries at movies. He doesn't even have to be sitting in a darkened theater or at home. He doesn't need to be watching a particularly heart-tugging flick. Take the time "The Patriot" was being shown on the North Carolina team bus. "There was a scene where Mel Gibson's son gets killed and I started thinking about my own son," Doherty said earlier this week. "I get emotional pretty quickly." Nor does he have to be watching a movie at all. It happened when Doherty was introduced as the new coach of the Tar Heels last summer, succeeding a suddenly retired Bill Guthridge.
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March 29, 2010
Coach K is a lock Mike Anthony Hartford Courant If Mike Krzyzewski stepped aside tomorrow it might be difficult, though not impossible, to argue that he is the second-greatest, or even greatest, coach of all time. But at 63, and with no indications of tiring, he's not going away. We know what the future holds for Coach K and Duke: 25 victories a season. When Krzyzewski is done, he'll sit atop the NCAA Division I all-time wins list with well over 900. As the U.S. national team coach, he led the "Redeem Team" to gold at the 2008 Beijing Games.
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By Ken Murray | March 23, 1997
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Dean Smith went out of his way to offer condolences for Kansas after the No. 1 Jayhawks' 85-82 upset loss to Arizona in a Southeast Regional semifinal."
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By Monica Lewis and Monica Lewis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 26, 2000
NEW YORK - Dottie Phelan wanted to make the trip to New York last night to see her husband, Jim Phelan, coach his record 1,276th game for Mount St. Mary's. She said a win wasn't important, but reaching the milestone was. Phelan thought it would be best for Dottie to miss the journey to the Big Apple. As it turns out, Dottie Phelan didn't miss much, at least not after Phelan was honored for staking his claim as the NCAA's all-time leader in games coached. His Mountaineers fell to Columbia, 56-44, at Levien Gymnasium.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2000
He has the pedigree, having started on North Carolina's 1982 national championship team. He has the track record, having been associated as a coach with winning programs as an assistant at Kansas for seven years and, last year, in his first season as a head coach at Notre Dame. But does Matt Doherty have the experience to take over one of the most storied college basketball programs in the country? That's the question many will ask now that Doherty, 38, has been named to succeed Bill Guthridge as the coach of the Tar Heels.
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