UNC Tar Heel Basketball – The First 20 Years Of Greatness In Photos (1957-77)


UNC Tar Heel Basketball – The First 20 Years Of Greatness In Photos (1957-77)

There have been so many great players who have played at North Carolina over the years. It all started when Frank McGuire arrived on campus and brought the Tar Heels their first national championship in 1957, beating the Wilt Chamberlain led Kansas Jayhawks.

Below is a photo gallery of the first 20 years of basketball greatness at North Carolina:

Coach Frank McGuire (1952-1961):

North Carolina basketball coach Frank McGuire is shown with one of his star players, Lennie Rosenbluth, in this January 1957 photograph. (AP Photo)

Defending Against Wilt Chamberlain-1957 NCAA Championship Game

1957 NCAA Championship Team

Dean Smith Takes Over In 1961-62

Taking the reins from McGuire

1967 With Charlie Scott

Doug Moe Arrives From Brooklyn, N.Y. (1958-59):

Larry Brown Arrives From Long Beach, N.Y. (1960-61):

Billy Cunningham Arrives From Brooklyn, N.Y. (1962-63):

Larry Miller Arrives From Catasauqua, Pa (1965-66): 

Charlie Scott & Integration Arrives From New York City (1967-68):

Bill Chamberlain Arrives From New York City (1969-70):

George Karl Arrives From Penn Hills, Pa (1970-71):

25 MAR 1972: North Carolina guard George Karl (22) and Florida State forward Ivano Newbill (33) during the NCAA Men’s National Basketball Final Four semifinal game held in Los Angeles, CA at the Sports Arena. Also in photo Florida State guard Brian Domalik (3). Florida State defeated North Carolina 79-75 to meet UCLA in the final game. Photo by Rich Clarkson/NCAA PhotosSI CD1647-05

Bob McAdoo Arrives From Greensboro, N.C. (1971-72):

Bobby Jones Arrives From Charlotte, N.C (1971-72):

Mitch Kupchak Arives From Brentwood, N.Y. (1972-73):

Walter Davis Arrives From Pineville, N.C. (1973-74):

With Phil Ford

Phil Ford Arrives From Rocky Mount, N.C. (1974-75):

Mike O’Koren Arrives From Jersey City, N.J. (1976-77)

And that will do it!! 1957-1977…..The first 20 years of basketball greatness brought to the University of North Carolina by a cadre of great players.

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