North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith passed away in February, but left behind a gift to all his former players.
“Each player was important and special to Coach Smith,” a letter to the players read, “and when he prepped his estate plan, Coach wanted to reach out to each of his letterman.”
The letter continued, saying Smith had allocated $200 in his will to each of the players he coached to “enjoy a dinner out.”
Each player was provided a check to carry out the coach’s wishes.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell estimated the gesture cost him about $36,000.
$36,000: Approximate amount of money gifted by Dean Smith by giving $200 to each letterman who played for him in his will— Darren Rovell (@Darren Rovell)1427391942.0
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