Phil Ford

Phil Ford Slams HB2, Endorses Roy Cooper for NC Governor

UNC basketball legend Phil Ford slammed the controversial North Carolina law known as HB2 and endorsed Roy Cooper for North Carolina governor in an email to Cooper’s supporters Friday afternoon. Ford wrote that he was disappointed in the loss of NCAA and ACC events as a result of HB2.  He recalled the 1975 ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum, “One of the highlights of my basketball career at North Carolina was the 1975 ACC Tournament in the Greensboro Coliseum. I’ll never forget cutting down those nets with my teammates after winning the championship.” Ford added, “Communities all over the state are suffering...

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Remembering Final Fours of Years Past

Final Fours can cause nightmares and daydreams. Just ask Phil Ford. Ford has a unique perspective on these Final Four trips. After a career as one of the best players in Carolina history, Ford was also part of trips deep into the NCAA Tournament as a member of the Tar Heel coaching staff. Ford says that the loss to Marquette in the 1977 national championship game is “the only game in my entire career that I still have nightmares about.” Ford says one moment always sticks out to him when thinking about the ‘77 title game. “I remember having...

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