Frank McGuire

McGuire at St. John's

American basketball coach.

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St. John's Red Storm men's basketball

The St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team represents the St. John's University in Queens, New York City.

Madison Square Garden

Lapchick was succeeded by Frank McGuire, a former player under Buck Freeman, who made the postseason four out of five years as the coach and had an overall record of 102–36 culminating in a second-place finish in the 1952 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Dean Smith

American men's college basketball head coach.

Smith c. 1973
Dean Smith (right) during the UNC v. North Carolina State game in 1964.
Michael Jordan and Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2007 game honoring the 1957 and 1982 men's basketball teams.
Smith at a North Carolina game in 2007
Bust of Dean Smith at the Dean Smith Center.
Smith (right) during the UNC v. North Carolina State game in 1964

In 1958, North Carolina coach Frank McGuire asked Smith to join his staff as an assistant coach.

North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball

College basketball team of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Coach Nathaniel Cartmell and the 1910–11 men's basketball team
Cartwright Carmichael
The Tar Heels' Lennie Rosenbluth cuts down the nets after winning the 1957 title.
Larry Miller led UNC to Final Four appearances in 1967 and 1968.
Michael Jordan in action v the Villanova Wildcats, February 1982
Tyler Hansbrough became the ACC's all-time leading scorer in 2009
Joel Berry II scored 20+ points in consecutive national title games in 2016 and 2017.
North Carolina hosts Florida State in an ACC Men's Basketball conference game on February 23, 2019
The jerseys in the rafters
Lennie Rosenbluth
Harrison Barnes played for the 2016 U.S. Olympic team.
Bynum Gymnasium, the first home of the team

Tom Scott ran the program for six years from 1946 to 1952, but was pushed out in favor of Frank McGuire after two consecutive losing years.

South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball

The South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball team represents the University of South Carolina and competes in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

John Roche was twice ACC Player of the Year, in 1969 and 1970.
Alex English, a 1975 All-American at South Carolina, would go on to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Martin led the Gamecocks to their first Final Four in 2017.
Sindarius Thornwell became the Gamecocks' first SEC Player of the Year in 2017.

The Gamecocks won Southern Conference titles in 1927, 1933, 1934, and 1945, and then they gained national attention under hall of fame coach Frank McGuire, posting a 205–65 record from 1967 to 1976, which included the 1970 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship, the 1971 ACC Tournament title, and four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances from 1971 to 1974.

Larry Brown (basketball)

American basketball coach and former player who is currently an assistant coach of the Memphis Tigers.

Brown at a press conference, February 2014
Brown (center) coaching the New York Knicks in 2005

Brown attended University of North Carolina, where he played basketball under legendary coaches Frank McGuire and Dean Smith.

Roy Williams (basketball coach)

American retired college basketball coach who served as the men's head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels for 18 seasons and the Kansas Jayhawks for 15 seasons.

Williams in 2008
Basketball Hall of Fame Jersey on display at the North Carolina Sport Hall of Fame

The previous two coaches, Smith and Frank McGuire, had covered a 45-year period.

Wilt Chamberlain

American professional basketball player who played as a center.

Chamberlain with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1959
Chamberlain grabbing a rebound during a 1960 game against the New York Knicks
Chamberlain in 1962
Chamberlain and Nate Thurmond of the San Francisco Warriors competing for a rebound in 1966
Chamberlain in 1967
Chamberlain playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1969 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics
Elmore Smith and Chamberlain fighting for a rebound in 1971
Chamberlain with the Lakers in 1972
Chamberlain statue in South Philadelphia
Chamberlain historical marker outside of Philadelphia's Overbrook High School
Chamberlain being defended by the Celtics' Bill Russell in 1966
Chamberlain doing the twist with two dancers at Smalls Paradise in Harlem, New York

In that game, Tar Heels coach Frank McGuire used several unorthodox tactics to thwart Chamberlain.

Atlantic Coast Conference

Collegiate athletic conference located in the eastern United States.

Commissioner John Swofford

The early roots of ACC basketball began primarily thanks to two men: Everett Case and Frank McGuire.

Xavier High School (New York City)

Independent university-preparatory high school for boys run by the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

This wing, known colloquially as the "K" building, was built in 1965 and currently houses a gymnasium, library, and computer lab, along with several dedicated science classrooms.

Frank McGuire, 1932, Hall of Fame basketball coach who taught and coached the basketball team at Xavier for more than a decade.

Mike Dunleavy Sr.

American former professional basketball player, head coach, and general manager of the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Clippers.

Vince Carter (blue) tries to make a layup shot, while Pau Gasol (yellow) defends the basket

He attended Nazareth Regional High School in Brooklyn, then graduated from the University of South Carolina, where he played under coach Frank McGuire.