March Madness- Legendary Former College Basketball Coach, Dean Smith, Directs His Trust to Buy 180 Former Players a $200 “Dinner on Coach Smith”
March Madness is upon us. This week, as the whole country is wrapped up in Men’s college Basketball NCAA March Madness Tournament, another story involving college basketball caught our attention.
Any fan of college basketball will remember the legendary Coach Dean Smith of University of North Carolina. This week, news broke that Coach Smith, who passed away early this year, left an incredibly generous gift to his former players. To each of Coach Smith’s 180 former lettermen players, Coach Smith’s Will directed the Trustee of his Trust to send a check for $200.00 with the note saying, “Enjoy a dinner out, compliments of Coach Dean Smith.” The total value of this gift was over $36,000. Many of the players responded by posting on social media, reminiscing memories of Coach Smith as the great man that he was.