Dean Smith not doing well, his health is fading fast

Posted by Andy Durham on July 15, 2010 at 2:46 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

from Tim Hall at WRAL SportsFan.com:

On a sad, serious note. Legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith is not doing so well.

Last week the Fayetteville Observer came out with a report that outlined Smith’s fading memory, saying that on bad days he doesn’t recognize people he has known for years.

Another sad note came this week when best-selling sports author John Feinstein wrote on his blog that Smith’s health caused him to abandon the biography he was writing.

Feinstein said he received support for the book from almost everyone in the North Carolina program, including Roy Williams and Bill Guthridge, and also Smith’s family. But the family grew concerned that the time involved in working on this book would be detrimental to his health. Feinstein even thought about completing the book without doing any further interviews with Dean himself, but he didn’t think that would be right:

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