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Tommy LaGarde Basketball News & Bio


Name:Tommy LaGarde
Hometown:Detroit, MI
High School:Central Catholic
Born:February 10, 1955 (69)
Height/Weight:6-10, 230
Position:Center
Notes:1976 Olympic Basketball Gold Medalist, 1977 All-American
Related:Jeff Wolf | Mike O'Koren | Dave Colescott | Woody Coley
Tommy LaGarde

Chansky’s Notebook: ‘We Had to Win!’
In 1976, UNC had our Olympic Dream Team. Forty-seven years ago, Dean Smith coached the USA basketball team in Montreal to the Gold Medal. The...

Did the Four Corners win UNC's 1977 Final Four game against UNLV?
The Tar Heels' 1977 Final Four victory against UNLV is one of the greatest in UNC Basketball history. North Carolina was severely limited by injuries...

Looking back at the 1977 UNC-Marquette national title game
UNC basketball coach Dean Smith's Tar Heels, though a slight favorite in the championship game, had to play without center Tommy LaGarde, who had blown...

In 1976, Dean Smith coached U.S. Olympic team to win over Allentown Jets at Pennsylvania high school
1976—A capacity crowd of 3,860 fills Liberty’s Memorial Gym to watch the 1976 U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team, coached by Dean Smith, run past the...

Top 30 UNC Basketball Teams Of All-Time: No. 9 - 1976-77
In the interesting list of "What Ifs" in UNC sports history, sitting at the top might be the 1977 national championship game. UNC's 1976-77 team...

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