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.
Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellenceby Adam Lucas
Boasting six national championships and scores of Hall of Fame coaches and players, Carolina Basketball has come a long way from the first seasonwhen 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
Boasting six national championships and scores of Hall of Fame coaches and players, Carolina Basketball has come a long way from the first seasonwhen 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.
Carolina Basketball looks like a coffee table picture book but it's more. . . . Could serve as an introduction to UNC hoops for area newcomers.Community Sports News
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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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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!!!!