Luke DeCock

November 20, 2013

DeCock: White House medal honors Dean Smith’s best accomplishments

Of all the honors Dean Smith has won, and they are many, the one he received in absentia Wednesday represented what really matters to him. Not basketball, but life. Not a game, but the lessons that game can teach. The North Carolina coach was a champion on the court and a leader in the community, a man for whom the fight in defense of equality was more important than any defense on the court.

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