Dean Smith, Late Basketball Coach, Leaves Former Players Money For Dinner In Will

Truly the greatest coach of all time.

Sadly, basketball great Dean Smith passed away on February 7.

He spent 36 years as a coach and notched 879 victories and two NCAA championships.

He produced one of basketballs' all-time greats in Michael Jordan and also gave us current North Carolina Head Coach Roy Williams. The list of people that came up under Smith could go on for pages.

However, Smith had one final play up his sleeve which nobody saw coming. Perhaps his greatest.

On March 16, the trustee of Dean Smith's estate sent a letter to every single player who played under Smith with a $200 check attached to it.

What was the $200 for and why was it sent to them?

It turns out, before Smith passed, he put in his will that all of his former players were to receive $200 to go out for one final dinner on him.

How incredible is that!? There are literal shivers going up our spine.

Here's to you, Mr. Smith. Proof that we have some pretty large shoes to fill on the court and off.

ESPN caught up with Serge Zwikker, who played on Smith's team from 1993 to 1997.

"My wife opened the letter and handed it to me. At first I didn't know what it was, but when it hit me, it put a tear in my eye," he told ESPN. "Even after he passed, he was still all about his players."

Additional reporting by Mandy Velez.

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