Dean Smith Included Every Player He Coached At UNC In His Will

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Between 1961 and 1997, Dean Smith served as the head basketball coach for the University of North Carolina. He coached hundreds of players, including greats like Michael Jordan, James Worthy, and Bob McAdoo, and when he passed away in February, he left all of them—even just the walk-ons—a little something in his will.

This letter, which is addressed to former UNC guard Dante Calabria, is from a representative of Dean Smith's trust. Before he died, he arranged for each of the players he had coached to get a $200 check in the mail, along with the message, "Enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith":