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Remembering a Quintessential Leader: UNC Basketball Coach Dean Smith (1931-2015)

Coach Dean Smith had dementia the last several years of his life and as he made the inevitable slide into deep cognitive impairment, there were very few of his players and coaches that he remembered during the last couple of years.

One occasional exception was Bill Guthridge, his long-time assistant coach who became head coach after Coach Smith’s retirement. Bill Guthridge, it has recently been revealed, is going through the journey of vascular dementia.

This was my tribute to Coach Smith on my leadership blog and it deserves a place here because he has gone gentle into that good night.