CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Family, friends, former players and coaches have gathered to honor the life of retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith.
Smith's family had a private church service Thursday for the Hall of Famer, who died Saturday at age 83. The service was held at Chapel Hill's Binkley Baptist Church.
Smith's longtime friend and former lead pastor of the church, Rev. Dr. Robert Seymour, along with current UNC coach Roy Williams gave the remembrance and reflection remarks during the 90-minute ceremony.
Smith was buried at the Old Chapel Hill cemetery on campus, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The earliest gravestone in the cemetery was of a former UNC student in 1798 and is also the final resting place of former slaves.
Former players, managers, assistant coaches and basketball staff members representing every decade of Smith's coaching tenure were in attendance: From the '60s there was Charles Scott, the first African-American scholarship player; Jim Delany, now the Big Ten commissioner; and Larry Brown, now head coach at SMU; and from the '70s there was Bob McAdoo and Phil Ford.
The starters from the 1982 national championship team were present, including Michael Jordan and James Worthy. Arguably his most popular players from the '90s were there, too, including Rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse.
It wasn't just limited to Smith's Carolina family. Current Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and former Georgetown coach John Thompson, whose Hoyas lost to Smith's Tar Heels in the 1982 final, were in attendance, as well.
A public memorial service is scheduled for Feb. 22 in the campus arena bearing the coach's name.
ESPN.com's C.L. Brown and The Associated Press contributed to this report.