Mourners attend private service in honor of UNC's Dean Smith
CHAPEL HILL, NC - Family, friends, former players and coaches have gathered to honor the life of retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith.
Smith's family had a private church service Thursday for the Hall of Famer, who died Saturday at age 83. The service was held at Chapel Hill's Binkley Baptist Church.
Among the coaches who attended: current UNC coach Roy Williams, who also worked as an assistant to Smith; former UNC assistant and head coach Bill Guthridge; Duke Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski; and former Georgetown coach John Thompson - whose Hoyas faced Smith's Tar Heels in the 1982 NCAA final.
Former players who attended included Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, Eric Montross and Brad Daugherty.
A public memorial service is scheduled for Feb. 22 in the campus arena bearing the coach's name.