Full name: Philip Jackson "Phil" Ford, Jr.
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: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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.
|1976 Summer||20||MontrÃ©al||Basketball||Men's Basketball||United States||USA||1||Gold|
|1976 Summer||20||MontrÃ©al||Basketball||United States||USA||Final Round||Match 1/2||1||1976-07-27||USA 95, YUG 74||7||3||12||2|
|1976 Summer||20||MontrÃ©al||Basketball||United States||USA||Semi-Finals||Match #2||1||1976-07-26||USA 95, CAN 77||9||4||9||5|
|1976 Summer||20||MontrÃ©al||Basketball||United States||USA||Group B||Match #2||1||1976-07-18||USA 106, ITA 86||8||0||7||4|
|1976 Summer||20||MontrÃ©al||Basketball||United States||USA||Group B||Match #4||1||1976-07-20||USA 95, PUR 94||20||2||10||5|
|1976 Summer||20||MontrÃ©al||Basketball||United States||USA||Group B||Match #7||1||1976-07-21||USA 112, YUG 93||16||0||9||3|
|1976 Summer||20||MontrÃ©al||Basketball||United States||USA||Group B||Match #10||1||1976-07-24||USA 81, TCH 76||8||4||7||5|