On Wednesday, Memphis announced it was firing head coach Tubby Smith, ending his three-year run at the school.

Upon hearing that news, reporter Amy Fadool Kane, who currently works for NBC Sports Philadelphia, shared a story about Smith’s kindness while he was Kentucky’s head coach.

Smith, who led the Wildcats to the 1998 national championship, and his family apparently took Thanksgiving dinner to a TV station where reporters were working through the holiday:

That’s an incredible story, and it’s important to remember that coaches’ contributions to their communities often go beyond wins and losses.

Smith’s future is now up in the air, but whoever lands the former national champion is getting a great man as well as a solid coach.