Before Michael Jordan won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, he suited up for the North Carolina Tar Heels, coached by the legendary Dean Smith. Jordan, who stayed three seasons in Chapel Hill, helped lead the program to a national title in 1982 – the first of Smith’s career. Sunday morning, Jordan released a heartfelt statement in response to hearing of Smith’s passing. He says that other than his parents, no person had more of an impact on his life.
Michael Jordan’s statement on the passing of his former UNC coach Dean Smith. pic.twitter.com/AEldXLqO8g
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Our thought and prayers remain with Smith’s family during this time.