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Sam Richmond | NCAA.com | October 5, 2015

UNC basketball: Dean Smith's office chair to be used by chemotheraphy patients

Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith’s old office chair is going to be repurposed in an awesome way.

Dr. Mark Graham, who runs a hematology and oncology clinic in North Carolina, purchased the chair for $15,000 at Roy Williams' annual breakfast benefiting cancer charities and will use it for his chemotherapy patients.

From ESPN’s Darren Rovell:

"We normally have La-Z-Boy type chairs for our patients when they are doing their chemotherapy," Graham said. "We thought this would be something different. But since we have fans of all persuasions, including those who love Duke and NC State, I'm assuming some will take a picture in it; others will want to wait until another chair frees up; and others might even cuss it."

What a cool move by Graham. He’s honoring Smith’s legacy and creating a better experience for his patients.

Smith, who passed away in February, won 879 games, made 11 final fours and won two national titles as UNC’s coach from 1961-1997.

 

 

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