Tommy LaGarde Basketball News & Bio


Name:Tommy LaGarde
Hometown:Detroit, MI
High School:Central Catholic
Born:February 10, 1955 (66)
Height/Weight:6-10, 230
Position:Center
Notes:1976 Olympic Basketball Gold Medalist, 1977 All-American
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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...

Top 30 UNC Basketball Teams Of All-Time: No. 19 - 1975-76
A team with four gold-medal winning Olympians has to be pretty good, right? That was the case for the 1975-76 Tar Heels. Dean Smith was...

Triangle Timehop: Today in local college basketball history (March 26)
March 26, 1977: UNC beats UNLV 84-83 to advance to Dean Smith's second national title game. Carolina trailed at the half - remember, this UNC...

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