Dean Smith is again chasing Rupp

INDIANAPOLIS - Dean Smith is again chasing Adolph Rupp. Rick Pitino is going for history. Lute Olson is looking for respect. Clem Haskins is trying to...

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Glad to pass the torch to Knight

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Dean Smith never seemed comfortable with all the attention that came with...x-active, records through Wednesday): COACHSCHOOLWINS 1. Dean Smith North Carolina 879 2. Adolph Rupp Kentucky 876 2. x-Bob Knight...

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Tar Heels replace Duke at top slot

...reluctantly has accepted its next challenge of the post-Dean Smith era -- staying focused as the nation's No. 1-ranked...certainly a compliment to our team and to the program that Dean Smith built," coach Bill Guthridge said of the team's top...

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Olson's praise of Tar Heels wasted gesture

...We should have known from the way Lute Olson stroked Dean Smith and everything about his North Carolina program this...Lute. So much for this whole tournament being the Dean Smith Invitational, one big tribute to a coaching legend...

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Coach tries to emulate predecessor

...Final Four, Bill Guthridge says longtime Tar Heels coach Dean Smith remains a big part of the team's success. "I admire...had no role actually." Guthridge's former boss, Dean Smith, played for Kansas in the 1952 and 1953 Final Fours...

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Friendship doesn't matter to No. 1 Heels

...coach Buzz Peterson was all smiles as he walked into the Dean Smith Center on Saturday, shaking hands with fans and greeting...Asheville native, was a guard for the Tar Heels under Dean Smith from 1982-85. But the Tar Heels gave no mercy to the...

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Mike Berardino - With Tar Heels, game is never over

...a half decades of relentless, formulaic dominance, Dean Smith finally had Adolph Rupp in his sights. If Smith's...Tech's freshman point guard, knows the score. "Dean Smith is a great coach," Morris said. "All his players...

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Smith becomes winningest NCAA basketball coach

...as the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history, Dean Smith hurried off the court and ran a gauntlet of former players...wanted me in particular to extend congratulations to coach Dean Smith for his record-breaking wins now in the NCAA Division...

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Smith on verge of tying Rupp with Heels' win over Fairfield

...basketball-crazy area. Wait no more than 30 seconds and someone will be talking about "Dean" and "876." North Carolina coach Dean Smith will try to tie Kentucky's Adolph Rupp atop the career victory list at 876 when the top-seeded Tar Heels play Fairfield...

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Tar Heels win 14th ACC title

...Coast Conference championship trophy wasn't for tournament MVP Shammond Williams or star Antawn Jamison. It was for Dean Smith, the 66-year-old coach who resurrected a team from a program-worst 0-3 ACC start in January to the school's...

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