Wake Forest Statements on the Passing of Dean Smith
Danny Manning and Dean Smith both graduated from the University of Kansas--Manning in 1991 and Smith in 1953.
Feb. 9, 2015

Ron Wellman:
"I had the privilege of working with Coach Smith for a few years when I first came to Wake Forest. I always found him thoughtful, knowledgeable and considerate. He deservedly is considered one of the icons of college basketball. Our thoughts are with the University of North Carolina and Coach Smith's family in this time of reflection."

Danny Manning:
"Thanks Coach Smith for helping lead the way for so many people to see and follow your path. Thoughts, prayers and love to my fellow Jayhawk and Kansas alum and his family."

Randolph Childress:
"We've lost a legend. Coach Smith was one of the greatest teachers on and off the court. He brought the best out of us all. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."