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UNC Greats Phil Ford, Mitch Kupchak Ecstatic with Family Hire

Like Hubert Davis, Phil Ford played his college ball under Dean Smith and believes the new hire meets the criteria set forth by the Hall of Fame head coach. "I always wanted it to be a Carolina guy. I'm so happy it is a Carolina guy, Ford said. Mitch Kupchak, ten-time NBA Champion as a player and executive, is also glad Bubba Cunningham looked internally. (Inside Carolina) King Rice to return to Monmouth next season after interviewing for assistant position at UNC
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