Dean Smith was not only a great coach, he was a trailblazer in recruiting the black athlete in the South during the turbulent 60's. Smith was one of a handful of coaches to recruit the black athlete in the south in the late sixties when he recruited Charlie Scott a 6'6″ guard who averaged over 25 points per game over the course of his career at North Carolina. Of course Scott was not the last African American player that Smith would recruit. Michael Jordon, James Worthy, Jerry Stackhouse, Bob McAdoo, Sam Perkins and many others played for Dean Smith at North Carolina.
Smith was an outstanding coach who left an indelible mark on College Basketball. Smith won 879 games at North Carolina and won two NCAA Championships in 1982 and 1993.