Sports world reacts to the passing of Dean Smith
1:19 | College Basketball
Sports world reacts to the passing of Dean Smith
Monday February 9th, 2015

The Charlotte Observer published special pages in Monday's newspaper honoring legendary North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith, who died Saturday night at the age of 83.

A number of influential figures in sports shared their own tributes to Smith on Sunday, including North Carolina's infamous rival, Duke, Kentucky head coach John Calipari, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and more.

Michael Jordan releases statement on Dean Smith's passing

Smith had a 36-year head coaching career, winning 879 games and two NCAA championships.

Mike Fiammetta

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