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On this Date 1997 - HOF Dean Smith Announces Retirement

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 10/09/17, 6:30AM EDT

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On this day in history in the NCSHOF, legendary University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith announced his retirement from coaching.

October 9, 1997 -  On this day in history in the NCSHOF, legendary University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith announced his retirement from coaching.  He led the Tar Heels from 1961 through the 1996-97 season and compiled an amazing record of 879-254 in those 36 years, including two NCAA national championships.   He was inducted into the NCSHOF in 1981.

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