Hall of Famer Smith has memory loss

Updated: July 17, 2010, 8:07 PM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Dean Smith still plays golf, still pops into his campus office and still savors watching the North Carolina program he led for more than three decades take the court under Roy Williams' direction.

Yet his family also says that the Hall of Fame coach is also losing some of the remarkable memory that could recall even the smallest details of the past.

Smith's family sent a letter to former players and coaches Saturday, discussing the 79-year-old's health after generally ...

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