Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence

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Boasting six national championships and scores of Hall of Fame coaches and players, Carolina Basketball has come a long way from the first season—when the campus newspaper published a notice asking an unknown culprit to return the team's basketball. These pages are packed with little-known stories from the program's earliest days and new insights into its best-loved moments. All the greats are here, from Jack Cobb and the "Blind Bomber" George Glamack to Lennie Rosenbluth, Phil Ford, James Worthy, Michael Jordan,...

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Overview

Boasting six national championships and scores of Hall of Fame coaches and players, Carolina Basketball has come a long way from the first season—when the campus newspaper published a notice asking an unknown culprit to return the team's basketball. These pages are packed with little-known stories from the program's earliest days and new insights into its best-loved moments. All the greats are here, from Jack Cobb and the "Blind Bomber" George Glamack to Lennie Rosenbluth, Phil Ford, James Worthy, Michael Jordan, Antawn Jamison, and Tyler Hansbrough. Lucas reveals the meaning of the "Carolina family" and the origins and evolution of Tar Heel traditions that have made North Carolina one of the premier teams in men's college basketball.

These stories are brought to life with more than 175 color and black-and-white photos; a foreword by Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith and an afterword by fellow Hall of Famer Roy Williams; and an appendix of records and statistics. Some 25 sidebars feature first-person recollections from prominent players, including Rosenbluth, Ford, and Jordan; opposing coaches like Lefty Driesell; and famous alumni like Peter Gammons and Alexander Julian.

This is the must-have book for Tar Heel fans and college basketball lovers everywhere.

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North Carolina State loyalists might take offense, but Adam Lucas' Carolina Basketball focuses exclusively on one team and it isn't the Wolfpack. Like NCS, North Carolina University has a century-long basketball tradition. (As Lucas notes, it didn't begin propitiously: In its first season, the Tarheels were forced to request the return of the team's stolen basketball.) With stories, sidebars, and over 200 photos, this 256-page history covers the first hundred years of one of college basketball's greatest teams.

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A winner. . . .Will keep the fan(s) in your family satisfied.—Statesville Record & Landmark
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807834107
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 475,314
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Lucas is the publisher of Tar Heel Monthly and Tar Heels Today and a columnist on TarHeelBlue.com. He is author of five previous books on Carolina Basketball, including One Fantastic Ride: The Inside Story of Carolina Basketball's 2009 Championship Season.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Dean Smith Smith, Dean

Images of 100 Years

1 A New Game Arrives on Campus 1

2 White Phantoms Haunt the Southern Conference 8

3 Winning Games, Fighting Battles 15

4 The League That Basketball Built 28

5 Rivalries: The Passion of the ACC 41

6 UNC-Duke: An Unrivaled Rivalry 53

7 1957: Television Stars 65

8 Dean Smith Changes the Game 81

9 Tar Heels at the Top 94

10 Family across the Decades 112

11 1982: Making Legends 125

12 Eight for the Ages 137

13 1993: A True Team 153

14 Home-Court Advantages 164

15 Endings and Beginnings 176

16 2005: Taking Back the Neighborhood 189

17 2009: The Latest Golden Era 202

18 Life Lessons 213

19 Beyond the First Century 223

Afterword Roy Williams Williams, Roy 232

100 Years by the Numbers 234

Acknowledgments 246

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Tar heel

    I LOV IT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    GOD! F**K THIS BOOK!

    I cant belive it! SO F**KING SNOBBISH. A "A CENTURY OF EXXELENCE"? MY ASS. How can you be SO...F**king snobbish! The have sucked since tyler hansbrogh left. Tar heel @$$h0/es!!!!

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