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Back in December of 2020, former UNC star Antawn Jamison touched on what made Hall of Famer Dean Smith a greater man than basketball coach.

(Via The Carolina Conversation featuring Shammond Williams):

“The most important thing, it was more than about basketball. It was about life. It was about family. Coach Smith used to get on me more about, ‘Have you called your parents this week?’ than he did about me missing shots in film session or not being in the proper position defensively. And those things trickle down to all of the players. We use just about everything from coach Smith 20-25 years ago with our own personal families and friends and things of that nature.”