Feb 8 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Thom Tillis issued the following statement today on the passing of Coach Dean Smith:

“Today, the state of North Carolina sadly lost one of its most influential figures, Dean Smith, who leaves behind an incredible legacy. Coach Smith's leadership as the head coach of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill basketball team was legendary, and his role as a teacher and mentor will continue to make a profound impact on many lives for years to come.”