Dean Smith's chair to be used by chemotherapy patients

Dean Smith's chair sold at auction (image courtesy of Adam Lucas/UNC)

A chair from former UNC basketball coach Dean Smith's office will be remodeled for chemotherapy patients.

The chair was auctioned off Friday morning at Roy Williams' annual breakfast which benefits cancer charities.

Dr. Mark Graham, a former UNC professor, bought the chair for $15,000.

He now runs a hematology and oncology clinic in the state and said it will be "something different" than the normal La-Z-Boy type chairs for his patients.

Coach Smith gave the chair up in 1986 to the Tar Heels women's coach, Sylvia Hatchell. He used the chair during the years of Phil Ford, James Worthy, Sam Perkins and Michael Jordan.

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