College Basketball

Observer to host Dean Smith book signing event

Meet several of the contributing writers behind the commemorative book “Dean Smith: More Than a Coach” at a special event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at The Charlotte Observer, 600 S. Tryon St.

The 128-page book from The Charlotte Observer chronicles the life of the legendary coach on and off the court with historical articles and photos from the Observer archives, as well as a poignant foreword by Phil Ford. Also included: coverage of Smith’s national championships by Bob Quincy and Ron Green as their columns appeared in 1982 and 1993.

Tuesday, you’ll be able to buy the book and get it signed by Scott Fowler, Ron Green and Ron Green Jr. The book is $14.95 plus tax. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund.

You can also order the book at