I never watched this before until the other day. The thought of coming back from 8 points with only 17 seconds left, well, that’s simply incredible.
“We have lost a man who cannot be replaced,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He was one of a kind, and the sport of basketball lost one of its true pillars. Dean possessed one of the greatest basketball minds and was a magnificent teacher and tactician. While building an elite program at North Carolina, he was clearly ahead of his time in dealing with social issues.”
[via: Daring Fireball, Dean Smith Dies at 83]