Dean Smith fund gets $5,000 on Roy Williams bid as John Thompson honored – WNCN


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – Hall of Fame basketball coach John Thompson, who made Georgetown one of the top college programs, was honored Tuesday with the first winner of the Dean Smith Award, named in honor of the legendary North Carolina coach.

The award was given by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

All net proceeds from the dinner and a special memorabilia auction will benefit the Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund, which provides financial assistance for undergraduate students from low-income families and enables professionals in education and social work to pursue advanced degrees. (Source: Read more)

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