Web Catch: In his will, legendary UNC coach treats his players to dinner


Legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith is still giving to his players, even after his death.

Every letter winner who played for Smith over his 36 seasons as coach received a check for $200, accompanied with a letter that says “enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith," The Score reports.

About 180 players got letters, bringing his posthumous dinner tab to $36,000, Mashable notes.

Photos of the letter and check started making its way around the Internet Thursday, and were confirmed by the accountant who wrote the letter, USA Today says.

Smith, who has been called a "coaching legend," was on the bench from 1961-1997. He retired with 879 victories, which was a NCAA Division 1 record at the time, ESPN reported. He died Feb. 7 at age 83.

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