Phil Ford Basketball News & Bio

Name:Phil Ford
Hometown:Rocky Mount, NC
High School:Rocky Mount
Born:February 9, 1956 (66)
Height/Weight:6-2, 171
Notes:UNC Basketball Retired Jersey No. 12; 2x All-American; 1978 ACC POY; 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist
Related:Pete Budko | Al Wood
Phil Ford

UNC star Phil Ford on Dean Smith, overcoming addiction, and the Four Corners
Phil Ford was the 1978 National Player of the Year as well as a longtime assistant basketball coach at UNC and the point guard who...

25 years since Dean Smith’s retirement: The 24 hours that changed Carolina basketball
Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of Dean Smith unexpectedly announcing his retirement on October 9, 1997. The day before his public announcement, Smith told those...

Updated Top 100 UNC Basketball Players: 21-30
As a four-year starter, No. 30 Marcus Paige had plenty of time to accumulate stats. His 4,570 career minutes are second only to Ed Cota’s...

Chansky’s Notebook: The ‘Worthy Burger’ Days
When we opened Four Corners on Franklin Street in 1979, there was no NIL. Dean Smith was a partner, Phil Ford wasn’t paid for his...

Top 40 UNC football and basketball players of all time: No. 16 - Phil Ford
Phil Ford is known for running Dean Smith’s famous Four Corners offense. He was the 1978 National Player of the Year, three-time All-America, 1978 ACC...

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