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Shane Battier Remembers Coach Dean Smith

Legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith died last week at the age of 83. Former NBA player Shane Battier, who was recruited by Smith, but eventually settled on a rival school, recounts his memories of the man.

Legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith died last week at the age of 83. Smith coached 36 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is remembered for his commitment to social progress and graduating his athletes at a very high rate. Outside of his winning prowess, Smith’s legacy is one of honor and class. Former NBA player Shane Battier, who was recruited by Smith, but eventually settled on rival school Duke, recounts his memories of the man in today’s featured Big Think interview:



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