The 25 Greatest Games in UNC Basketball History: No. 17 - The 1975 ACC Tournament Championship
|High School:||Central Catholic|
|Born:||February 10, 1955 (64)|
|Notes:||1976 Olympic Basketball Gold Medalist, 1977 All-American|
The 1975 Tournament was perhaps the greatest in ACC history. UNC was a young team led by junior Mitch Kupchak, sophomores Walter Davis, Tommy LaGarde,...Wednesday June 12, 2019
Greatest former UNC athlete by state (Michigan): Tommy LaGarde
Tommy LaGarde was a blue-collar player for Dean Smith at North Carolina from 1973-77. He played alongside highly acclaimed players such as Phil Ford and...Friday May 24, 2019
UNC Basketball, Football Players Sign Silent Sam Protest Letter
Many North Carolina football and basketball players have joined fellow UNC student-athletes and signed an open letter denouncing the university's plans for Silent Sam. Among...
Friday December 14, 2018
The Primary Break: UNC-NC State Quick Takes
Joel Berry became the 75th Tar Heel to score 1,000 career points. He had 18 in the game, moving past Tommy LaGarde and Bob Paxton...
Wednesday February 15, 2017
1976 USA Basketball Team Included Four UNC Players, Was Coached by Dean Smith
Deab Smith’s assistants for the 1976 USA Basketball Team were Bill Guthridge, who later went on to replace Smith at UNC and John Thompson. Smith...
Sunday July 10, 2016
A look back at 1976 UNC basketball
Dean Smith was the U.S. Olympic basketball coach and four of his players - Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Tommy LaGarde, and Mitch Kupchak - made...
Tuesday June 16, 2015
Ford Corners: A Silver Lining
We won two ACC championships in the Greensboro Coliseum when I played, and the first one was really special because we had to beat N.C...
Thursday March 14, 2013
DeCock: Ex-UNC star Tommy LaGarde builds career around unexpected
A big man on some of the best UNC teams of the ’70s, his No.?45 is one of the honored numbers hanging from the roof...Sunday August 19, 2012
Video: Tommy LaGarde, the original "Maverick"
Former North Carolina Tar Heel and Dallas Maverick Tommy LaGarde disputes the claim that John McCain and Sarah Palin are the original mavericks in this...
Tuesday July 31, 2012
Phil Ford: We've Overcome Injuries Before
I hold out hope because of what happened to us in 1977. When Tommy LaGarde injured his knee late in the season, we were playing...
Tuesday March 20, 2012