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Name:Frank McGuire
Hometown:New York, NY
High School:Xavier
Born:November 8, 1914
Died:October 11, 1994
Notes:Men's Basketball Coach
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‘A great honor,’ 1957 UNC basketball hero Joe Quigg says of hall of fame selection
Joe Quigg will tell you he wasn’t the least bit nervous on March 23, 1957, the evening when he stepped to the free throw line...

Audio: Interview with Lenny Rosenbluth
Lennie Rosenbluth, hero of North Carolina's 1957 basketball national championship victory over the University of Kansas and Wilt Chamberlain, 54–53 in triple overtime, talks about...

Evaluating Roy Williams' future at UNC and the top 5 candidates to one day replace him
Nobody likes to "keep it in the family" quite like North Carolina -- the school hasn't had a head men's basketball coach who wasn't previously...

Chansky’s Notebook: Real Dean of ACC Basketball?
So was it Everett Case, Frank McGuire, Vic Bubas or Dean Smith who is most responsible for this treasure we call ACC Basketball? Each man...

How Roy Williams' Scheduling Philosophy Differs From Dean Smith's
Normally, a team at the level of Elon will never get a home game against a P5 opponent, let alone one that is in their...

Woody Durham and Bill Hoover: Friendship of a lifetime
Woody Durham, Bill Hoover, and their wives were preparing for a cotillion in which there would be a costume contest. “Woody got the warm-up suits...

Pacers' Donnie Walsh: 'All he's ever wanted to do is basketball'
At Fordham Prep, Donnie Walsh made all-city and player of the year. From there, he earned a scholarship to UNC to play for Frank McGuire...

Larry Brown, Art Heyman and a brawl: Classic moments abound in UNC vs. Duke rivalry
Art Heyman and Larry Brown started throwing punches, fans poured out of the stands and joined in, and later Heyman even claimed he was kicked...

As Case dominated at NC State, McGuire's arrival at UNC helped ignite a rivalry
Everett Case enjoyed his supremacy for five years, until UNC convinced a fiery Irishman named Frank McGuire to leave St. John’s in 1952 to take...

The long climb from 1-2 in ACC play
The late Frank McGuire once told me “In a coach’s life, you’ve got to be good and you’ve got to be lucky.” The head coach...


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