Senator Burr's Statement On The Passing Of Dean Smith

WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) issued the following statement on the passing of Dean Smith:

"Dean Smith's accomplishments as coach, mentor, and teacher made him a legend in our state, and far beyond Tobacco Road.   Brooke and I are deeply saddened to hear of his passing, but he left his indelible mark on this state. Under his stewardship, UNC became the formidable college basketball powerhouse that it is today. While he was a winning coach, he also encouraged his players to excel in the classroom and taught well beyond the locker room.  He and his family are in my prayers today."