For Pete's Sake

Read Dean Smith’s recruiting letter to Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan smiled along with coach Dean Smith when Jordan announced at a 1984 news conference that he was going pro.
Michael Jordan smiled along with coach Dean Smith when Jordan announced at a 1984 news conference that he was going pro. Tribune News Services

Michael Jordan had some kind words for former North Carolina coach Dean Smith, who passed away Saturday night.

Jordan played three seasons at North Carolina, and the Tar Heels won the 1982 national championship.

Here is the recruiting letter that Smith sent to Jordan:

Here is the letter that Smith wrote to Jordan and his parents after Jordan visited North Carolina:

Hat tip to College Spun.

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