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Dean's domain : the inside story of Dean Smith and his college basketball empire
Chansky, Art.
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Publication Information:
Atlanta, Ga. : Longstreet, [1999]

Physical Description:
xvi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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Central Library GV884.S54 M85 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Up-close, behind-the-scenes biography of the winningest coach in college basketball history.

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Dean Smith was the head basketball coach at North Carolina for 36 years, during which time he received 23 straight bids to the NCAA tournament. Chansky, who has followed North Carolina basketball for more than 30 years, is an unabashed Smith fan, but his overview of the coach's career retains its objectivity. He labels Smith a control freak and gives countless examples of the coach manipulating the university to get what he wants. On the other hand, Chansky also reveals the depth of Smith's compassion: he was a staunch civil rights advocate when that was a very unpopular position; he is a tireless fundraiser for charities; and his concern about the well-being of his former players is legendary. Those looking for an exposeof a revered coach won't find it here, but basketball fans interested in the inside story of a man who has had a positive effect on the game and, more importantly, on the lives of the people he's touched will be more than satisfied. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)1563525402Wes Lukowsky

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