To no one's surprise, the coverage of Dean Smith's passing has brought out a litany of great and well written articles about the Tar Heel legend. Here is just a sampling.
Adam Lucas writes the Dean Smith stories are incredible and yes true.
The News and Observer has a special section on Dean Smith(subscription required)
Smith's Grantland obituary by Charles P. Pierce is a must read.
CBS Sports' Gary Parrish says the cliche of "being a better coach than man" can be genuinely applied to Dean Smith.
The Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy notes Dean Smith's legacy will never go away.
John Feinstein at the Washington Post who once wanted to write a book about Smith but couldn't because of his failing health, talks about his appreciation for Dean Smith's life.