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Dean Smith Receives Naismith Sportsmanship Award

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Video via WRAL. Also check out the other interviews with Charlie Scott and Phil Ford posted there.

The very beginning of the video is quite frankly enough to bring any Tar Heel fan to tears or close to it. Dean Smith looks so frail and the outpouring of applause from the crowd is incredible. Roy's speech was everything you would expect and while he has an ego as big as any coach out there, his persistent deference and credit to Dean Smith for a majority of his success is impressive. Roy closed the speech by saying:

"I can say representing North Carolina basketball and its family, ‘Coach Smith, I love you,’

The News & Observer has an extensive write-up of the event and a photo gallery.