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Dean Smith Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former UNC men’s basketball coach Dean Smith ceremoniously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Wednesday morning. “Dean Smith is one of the winningest coaches in basketball history,” President Barak Obama said. “But his successes go far beyond Xs and Os. Even as he won 78 percent of his games, he graduated 96 percent of his players.” ***Listen to the Ceremony*** http://media.blubrry.com/sports_notebook/p/audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2013/11/20/medal%20of%20freedom%20ceremony%20for%20web.mp3 President Obama said Smith was a courageous man on the sideline and outside of the gym. “He recruited the first black scholarship athlete to North Carolina and helped integrate a restaurant and a neighborhood in...

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