By Adam Lucas
This can be the must-have ebook for Tar Heel fanatics and school basketball fans all over. Boasting six nationwide championships and ratings of corridor of reputation coaches and gamers, Carolina Basketball has come a ways from the 1st season--when the campus newspaper released a become aware of asking an unknown perpetrator to come the team's basketball. those pages are choked with little-known tales from the program's earliest days and new insights into its best-loved moments. all of the greats are right here, from Jack Cobb and the "Blind Bomber" George Glamack to Lennie Rosenbluth, Phil Ford, James important, Michael Jordan, Antawn Jamison, and Tyler Hansbrough. Lucas finds the which means of the "Carolina relatives" and the origins and evolution of Tar Heel traditions that experience made North Carolina one of many optimum groups in men's collage basketball.These tales are delivered to existence with greater than two hundred colour and black-and-white photographs; a foreword by means of corridor of reputation trainer Dean Smith and an afterword by means of fellow corridor of Famer Roy Williams; and an appendix of documents and facts. a few 30 sidebars characteristic first-person memories from fashionable gamers together with Rosenbluth, Ford, and Jordan; opposing coaches like Lefty Driesell; and nationwide broadcasters like Dick Vitale.
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The goal shooting, however, has not been very good, owing to the slick floor, the bad lights and the extreme liveness of the backboards. These backboards are a great deal liver than any the men have been accustomed to; in fact they are so live that it takes a perfect shot to make a basket. But this is probably a good thing, since it will make the men throw much more accurately than would otherwise be the case. The team had a heavy Charlotte influence, as a group of former high school teammates were eager to make the transition to college basketball.
Seeking to escape coaching, he took a job as a tobacco manager for Liggett and Myers in China. The coaching profession always seemed to find him, however, even on the other side of the globe. Shepard played for and coached the Chinese basketball team in the Far East Olympics; after returning to the United States, he spent three more decades in coaching at Guilford, Davidson, and Harvard before finally retiring in 1968. Not for the last time, Carolina turned to a member of the family to fill the head-coaching vacancy.
It was a moniker that would stick for a quarter of a century. The Tar Heel noted that the first-ever postseason championship Durham native Cartwright Carmichael was UNC’s sparked a wild campus celebration: “News reached the University village of the brilliant finish . . and a drizzling, bitter rain failed to prevent a great celebra- first All-America in 1923. tion by the students, who pranced about the campus with guns, pistols and old time Carolina (Photo courtesy of UNC Athletic spirit. ” The 1923 team was even better, rolling to a 15–1 overall record.