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Phil Ford

Full name: Philip Jackson "Phil" Ford, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: February 9, 1956 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: North Carolina Tar Heels, Chapel Hill (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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Biography

Phil Ford attended the University of North Carolina and in the 1976 Olympics played for his college coach, Dean Smith, also of UNC. Ford was a college superstar, making various All-America teams in each of his last seasons. At 6-2 (1.88) he was small for an NBA guard but he was whippet-quick, and although a good scorer, he made his mark as a playmaker. He proved his size was no handicap when, playing for the Kansas City Kings, he was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 1979, as well as making the NBA All-Rookie Team and being selected a second team NBA All-Star. Ford played in the NBA thru 1985, with Kansas City, New Jersey, Milwaukee, and finishing his career in Houston. He averaged over 6 assists/game for his career. Ford returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach but his efforts to become a head coach were derailed by some personal struggles with alcohol. He eventually became an administrator at UNC.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TRB AST TOV
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1976-07-27 USA 95, YUG 74 7 3 12 2
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1976-07-26 USA 95, CAN 77 9 4 9 5
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Basketball United States USA Group B Match #2 1 1976-07-18 USA 106, ITA 86 8 0 7 4
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Basketball United States USA Group B Match #4 1 1976-07-20 USA 95, PUR 94 20 2 10 5
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Basketball United States USA Group B Match #7 1 1976-07-21 USA 112, YUG 93 16 0 9 3
1976 Summer 20 Montréal Basketball United States USA Group B Match #10 1 1976-07-24 USA 81, TCH 76 8 4 7 5
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