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Jordan on Dean Smith: “He was my mentor, my second father.”

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The basketball world was hit with sad news, finding out that legendary UNC head coach Dean Smith has passed away at the age of 83. Michael Jordan released a heartfelt statement, remembering his late mentor.

“Other than my parents, no one had a bigger influence on my life than Coach Smith. He was more than a coach – he was my mentor, my teacher, my second father. Coach was always there for me whenever I needed him and I loved him for it. In teaching me the game of basketball, he taught me about life. My heart goes out to Linnea and their kids. We’ve lost a great man who had an incredible impact on his players, his staff and the entire UNC family.”

Source: ForTheWin

 



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