Chris Ford

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Chris Ford
No. 42
Guard / Forward
Personal information
Born (1949-01-11) January 11, 1949 (age 65)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Holy Spirit (Absecon, New Jersey)
College Villanova (1969–1972)
NBA draft 1972 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro career 1972–1982
Career history
As player:
19721978 Detroit Pistons
1978–1982 Boston Celtics
As coach:
19901995 Boston Celtics
19961998 Milwaukee Bucks
19982000 Los Angeles Clippers
2004 Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As coach:

Career statistics
Points 7,314 (9.2 ppg)
Assists 2,719 (3.4 apg)
Steals 1,152 (1.6 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949) is an American former professional basketball player and head coach.He is known for making the first-counted three-point shot on October 1979.A 6-foot-5 (1.96 m) guard, he played high school basketball at Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, New Jersey,[1] before continuing on to Villanova University.

He played 10 seasons (1972–1982) in the NBA as a member of the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics. Ford is credited with scoring the NBA's first three-point shot for the Boston Celtics on October 12, 1979 in a game against the Houston Rockets at Boston Garden. After winning a championship with the Boston Celtics, he ended his playing career in 1982 with 7,314 total points.

Ford later served as a head coach for the Celtics (1990–95), the Milwaukee Bucks (1996–98), the Los Angeles Clippers (1998–2000), and the Philadelphia 76ers (2003–04). He coached the Eastern All-Stars in the 1991 NBA All-Star game. He also served as an assistant with the Celtics and Sixers.

In addition to coaching at the professional level, Ford spent two seasons (2001–2003) as head basketball coach at Brandeis University, a Division III school in Waltham, Mass.

Ford later became a scout for the 76ers. He is currently a coaching consultant for the New York Knicks.[2]

Coaching record[edit]

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
BOS 1990–91 64 56 26 .683 1st in Atlantic 11 5 6 .455 Lost in Conf. Semifinals
BOS 1991–92 82 51 31 .622 1st in Atlantic 10 6 4 .600 Lost in Conf. Semifinals
BOS 1992–93 82 48 34 .585 2nd in Atlantic 4 1 3 .350 Lost in First Round
BOS 1993–94 82 32 50 .390 5th in Atlantic Missed Playoffs
BOS 1994–95 82 35 47 .427 3rd in Atlantic 4 1 3 .350 Lost in First Round
MIL 1996–97 82 33 49 .402 7th in Central Missed Playoffs
MIL 1997–98 82 36 46 .439 7th in Central Missed Playoffs
LAC 1998–99 50 9 41 .180 7th in Pacific Missed Playoffs
LAC 1999–00 45 11 34 .244 (fired)
PHI 2003–04 30 12 18 .400 5th in Atlantic Missed Playoffs
Career 699 323 376 .462 29 13 16 .448

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assistant Ford promoted to replace Ayers", ESPN.com, February 10, 2004. Accessed May 21, 2007. "A native of Atlantic City, N.J., Ford attended Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, N.J., and went on to play at Villanova University from 1968-72, where he helped the Wildcats reach the 1971 NCAA championship game against UCLA."
  2. ^ May, Peter. "Woodson Mentor-Turned-Consultant Has Celtic Roots as Player and Coach". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 

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