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Legendary College Coach Who Passed Away in February Left Behind Special Gift to His Former Players


“Each player was important and special to Coach Smith..."

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.

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