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Tommy Lagarde News & Bio


Name:Tommy LaGarde
Hometown:Detroit, MI
High School:Central Catholic
Born:February 10, 1955 (64)
Height/Weight:6-10, 230
Position:Center
Notes:1976 Olympic Basketball Gold Medalist, 1977 All-American

The 25 Greatest Games in UNC Basketball History: No. 17 - The 1975 ACC Tournament Championship
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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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