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February 21, 1989 | Associated Press
Dean Smith, North Carolina basketball coach, was charged with speeding and reckless driving last month in Virginia, officials say. Larry D. Bishop, a Virginia State Police trooper, said Monday he clocked Smith's speed with radar at 76 m.p.h. in a 55-m.p.h. zone on the night of Jan. 15. Earlier that evening his team was defeated by Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. If convicted, Smith, who did not return calls Monday, could lose his driver's license for up to a year.
June 21, 2009 | Claire Noland
Frances Dean Smith, a Santa Monica poet known as FrancEyE who was inspired by Charles Bukowski, lived with him and had a child with him in the 1960s, has died. She was 87. Smith, who had been living in a nursing home in San Rafael, Calif., died June 2 at Marin General Hospital in nearby Greenbrae of complications from a broken hip, her daughter, Marina Bukowski Zavala, said.
You know how to play the game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," don't you? It's a kind of connect-the-dots in which every name has a direct, linear connection to the previous one. The aim is to link the ubiquitous actor Kevin Bacon with someone far afield, in six steps. In this case, in honor of the fact that he is poised to become the winningest Division I college basketball coach of all time, we're going to play with: Dean Smith.
April 7, 2007
I thought that Phil Jackson's being voted into the Hall of Fame was a pretty big deal until I saw that Roy Williams, the only man to do less with more talent than Dean Smith, had made it too. KEVIN HOLTEN Manhattan Beach
December 25, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Think of the length of Dean Smith's Christmas card list. Then imagine that he actually calls many of those people regularly, not just dropping an annual hello at the holidays. "He tends to stay in touch," said Middle Tennessee State Coach Randy Wiel, who was a North Carolina player and assistant coach under Smith. "He calls me every Tuesday. That means he calls somebody else every Monday."
March 16, 1997
Roy Williams, Kansas coach and former assistant coach at North Carolina: "If you watch every move I make in the office, every move I make on the court, during practice and during games, that's directly related to something coach Smith taught me. Everybody thinks I'm being humble, but that's not being humble, it's being truthful. He has been the total influence on me as to how to run a basketball program." * P.J.
August 28, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY
North Carolina Coach Mack Brown, on whether the success of North Carolina's basketball program is a plus or minus for his football program: "It's both. The minus is that we're overshadowed sometimes, and this is the time of year when people make cute remarks about how much bigger basketball is here. "The plus is that the basketball team helps us when they win a national championship. Every kid we want to recruit for football watched that Final Four last season. That helps us.
February 18, 1987 | JOHN FEINSTEIN, The Washington Post
Dean Smith won his 600th game as a college basketball coach on Feb. 11. No big deal. Three days later, Dean Smith won his 601st game as a college basketball coach, when North Carolina beat Maryland. No big deal . . . again. Dean Smith wins and wins and wins. During the past seven seasons, his teams have averaged 28 victories. Lefty Driesell, who won more than 500 games in 26 seasons, never won 28 games in a season. Not once. Smith has won that many five of the last six seasons.
March 28, 1997 | MAL FLORENCE
Tim Keown of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that North Carolina basketball Coach Dean Smith "is so good at recruiting, and so good at getting prize talents to submit to the team game, that it's amazing he can get anybody to play for him. Old joke: "Q: Who's the only person to hold Michael Jordan under 20 points? "A: Dean Smith." * Trivia time: What is the record for overtime periods in the men's Division I NCAA basketball championship game? * Music man: The St.
For at least the past eight years, maybe as many as 10, Dean Smith began each autumn by telling Bill Guthridge, his assistant of now 31 years, to get ready to take over the North Carolina basketball program because it was time to retire. And every year, Guthridge and the other assistants turned a deaf ear because they were certain Smith would become reinvigorated as October turned into November and a new season approached. But not this time. Dean Smith has retired. You almost choke on the words.
March 22, 2007 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
Imagine if every summer for more than 30 years, young Trojans in the NBA -- some of them already All-Stars -- kept returning to USC's North Gym or the Sports Arena or now the Galen Center to play pickup games. And imagine if year after year, Bill Sharman, Tex Winter, Paul Westphal, Bob Boyd, Stan Morrison, George Raveling and Henry Bibby -- all of them with some connection to USC -- got together with Tim Floyd to play golf, talk basketball and hold a coaching clinic.
January 2, 2007 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
As others debate his legacy, Bob Knight strode into history Monday, setting a record no one's opinion of his behavior can erase. The 880th victory of Knight's 41-year career came after New Mexico missed a three-point shot at the buzzer to allow Texas Tech to escape with a 70-68 victory in a game it once led by 20 points. With that, Knight, 66, broke the record for victories by a Division I men's basketball coach he had shared with former North Carolina coach Dean Smith.
December 25, 2006
Most NCAA men's basketball victories, all divisions. * -- active: *--* Coach Years Won Lost Pct. 1. Bob Knight* 1966- 879 353 713 2. Dean Smith 1962-97 879 254 776 3. Adolph Rupp 1931-72 876 190 822 4. Don Meyer* 1973- 849 289 746 5. Jim Phelan 1955-2003 830 524 613 6. Clarence Gaines 1947-93 828 447 649 7. Herb Magee* 1968- 821 318 728 8. Jerry Johnson 1959-2005 821 447 647 9. Eddie Sutton 1970-2006 798 315 717 10. Lefty Driesell 1961-2003 786 394 666 *--*
December 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Add this to the list of things you can say about Bob Knight: Nobody has ever won more Division I men's basketball games. Knight matched Dean Smith's record of 879 victories when Texas Tech beat Bucknell, 72-60, on Saturday. Knight's first chance to own the top spot all by his sweater-wearing self comes Thursday night at home against Nevada Las Vegas.
November 14, 2003 | Leah Ollman, Special to The Times
New drawings by Dean Smith are the centerpiece of his engrossing show at Christopher Grimes Gallery, but "labyrinth," his short video playing in the back gallery, is in itself worth the trip. A mesmerizing haunt, the grainy black-and-white film (shot on Super 8 film and transferred to digital video) consists of a sequence of images of spaces opening up to us and seeming to close behind us. The motion is continuous and strong but not always directed forward.
April 2, 2001
Breakdown of the records of Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Arizona's Lute Olson: * *--* KRZYZEWSKI OLSON Seasons: 26 27 Career Wins 609 642 Career Losses 213 227 Career Win Pct. .741 .638 Conference First Place 8 10 NCAA Appearances 17 22 NCAA Wins 55 37 NCAA Losses 14 21 NCAA Win Pct. .797 .638 Times in Round of 16 12 10 Times in Round of 8 10 6 Times in Final Four 9 5 Times in Champ. Game 7 2 National Titles 2 1 *--* * *--* vs. Olson vs. Krzy.
January 10, 1991 | From Associated Press
As the North Carolina pep band held up placards with 700 written on them and the crowd in the arena named for him roared its approval as the clock ticked away, Dean Smith still was coaching North Carolina reserves in a 105-73 victory over Maryland Wednesday night at Chapel Hill, N.C. That's not so unusual for Smith, but this was no ordinary game. The victory was his 700th as a college coach, but it seemed sweeter to the fans than to Smith.
December 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
Eric Montross celebrated a homecoming, helping North Carolina Coach Dean Smith to a milestone victory Sunday as the No. 5-ranked Tar Heels defeated Butler, 103-56, at Indianapolis. George Lynch scored 18 points, and Montross, an Indianapolis native, added 13 as Smith won his 746th game, tying his former coach, Phog Allen of Kansas, for fourth place on the all-time list. "I don't deal with that," Smith said. "I've been fortunate to have so many great athletes.
September 13, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dean Smith, college basketball's winningest coach, endorsed an effort in Congress to outlaw gambling on collegiate sports as he spoke to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. "We're talking about something that can taint young people," said Smith, who retired in 1997 after 36 seasons and 879 victories at North Carolina. He said he is not troubled that the legislation would affect only Nevada, the one state where betting on college sports is legal. "It can't hurt anybody in Vegas," he said.
January 18, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY
What: "The World According to Dean." Author: Barry Jacobs. Publisher: Total Sports. Price: $11.95. What's that? You say you were transferred to the West Coast from North Carolina and can't find any reading on Tar Heel basketball? This one's for you. Just about everything Dean Smith has said about anything is here. No plot points to grapple with, just a couple hundred quotes, strung together in a book by Jacobs, who covers the Atlantic Coast Conference for the New York Times.
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