This Legendary Coach Leaves Behind an Amazing Gift For His Former Players

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By Jack Day

The lessons that a legendary coach like Dean Smith left behind must be the things that dreams are made of. Each player who was lucky enough to have been under his guidance at one point or another must have fond memories of their old coach. Since Smith’s passing in February his estate needed to take care of one special request that he had. It was to pay out $200 to each former player who was ever full time under the coach. His request in the letter that accompanied the check simply said for the recipient to “enjoy a dinner out” on the old coach.


What an amazing way for a man who touched so many lives to say goodbye! Inspiring stuff. What do you think about the coach’s move? Please tell us your thoughts and share your experiences!