Coach Dean Smith's trust sends check to former players for "dinner out"

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
This Dec. 8, 2006 file photo shows former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith speaking during a news conference in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith.
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- Coach Dean Smith, the legendary former UNC basketball coach who passed away in February, apparently willed his trust to send a $200 check to all of his former varsity players.

The letter sent to all former letterman read, in part, "Each player was important and special to Coach Smith and when he prepared his estate plan, Coach wanted to reach out to each of his letterman."

The letter instructed his former players to "enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith."

ABC11 has reached out former player Dante Calabria to confirm the letter's authenticity, but he has not yet responded.

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