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Former Tar Heel great Phil Ford reflects on Dean Smith
Former UNC basketball great Phil Ford continues to heed the words of the late coach Dean Smith. And that’s why the three-time All-American and Olympic...

For Dean Smith, team was more important than talent
Phil Ford’s watch may read 4:18 p.m., but your clock will tell you the time is really 4:08 p.m. “I’m 59 now, but that’s still...

Video: Phil Ford running UNC's Four Corners offense
North Carolina point guard Phil Ford runs Dean Smith's "Four Corners" offense to perfection in a 78-70 win over Duke in Chapel Hill on February...

Speakers For Dean Smith Celebration
UNC will celebrate the life of Dean E. Smith Sunday (Feb. 22) at 2 p.m. at the Smith Center. Speaking on behalf of the Carolina...

The UNC-Duke rivalry, from the court to the bench
Duke and North Carolina renew their storied rivalry tonight in Cameron Indoor Stadium. ESPN.com spoke with several participants in each shade of blue about both...

Phil Ford, Dean Smith remain linked in Carolina history
Phil Ford was always close with his coaches growing up. So it only made sense that Ford, as a high school senior in Rocky Mount,...

Roy Williams Radio Show - Celebrating Dean Smith (audio)
Listen to the Roy Williams radio show as Coach Williams and Jones Angell celebrate the life of Coach Dean Smith. Special guests include Eric Montross,...

Video: Former Friends and Opponents Share Stories of Dean Smith
Raycom Sports brings you more perspective on the life of Dean Smith. Charlie Scott, Phil Ford, Mike Krzyzewski, Mike Gminski, Bill Guthridge, Reverend Robert Seymour...

'Duke-UNC: The Blue Blood Rivalry' screening to be held in Durham
“Duke-Carolina: The Blue Blood Rivalry,” a documentary about the Duke-UNC basketball rivalry, will be screened Feb.18 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Stadium 10...

Walter Davis on Dean Smith: ‘He treated everybody the same’
I think from the outside everybody knows what a good coach Dean Smith is, but I was even more impressed with the person, from the...

Dean Smith’s caring touch, penchant for relationships shines through in death
As Michael Jordan often has done, Phil Ford, the college star in the 1970s who conducted UNC’s famed Four Corners offense and became the No...

Video: Former Players Remember Coach Dean Smith
Former Tar Heel players Eric Montross, Phil Ford, Hubert Davis and current player Marcus Paige speak about their thoughts on the passing of legendary Carolina...

Four Corners and the Magic of Carmichael
Three videos which capture some of what I remember about Dean Smith on the court. The first of Phil Ford running his Four Corners offense...

Some 30 years removed from rookie season, Michael Jordan now plays a different game
As part of UNC tradition, each summer former Tar Heel players return to campus and compete against the current crop of college kids for a...

UNC legend Phil Ford shoots advice, scores with kids
A 7-year-old once asked the great Phil Ford to show him how to do Allen Iverson’s crossover dribble. Iverson, who was a fantastic point guard...

Teacher, basketball great Phil Ford team up on childhood obesity research center
North Carolina basketball legend Phil Ford was looking for a cause for a foundation he wanted to set up when he thought about a kid...

Video: The Life and Legacy of Dean Smith
The class of '64 witnessed the beginning of Dean Smith's head coaching career, the legacy and impact of which still reaches far and wide today...

Phil Ford recognized for success on, off court at Small Business Banquet
Legendary UNC basketball player Phil Ford was in Sanford Thursday night, accepting a lifetime achievement award from the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce that puts...

ACC Barnstorming Tour stops in New Bern
It was an ACC basketball fans paradise at Epiphany School in New Bern on Friday as seniors from our state's biggest colleges stormed into town...

Phil Ford to coach Leslie McDonald, other ACC stars in Carolina Barnstorming Tour
This year's barnstorming tour will consist of eight games over three weeks following the completion of the NCAA Final Four in April. The roster includes:...

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