NBA Hall Of Famer Bob McAdoo To Be Honored At North Carolina
MIAMI, 02/07 Miami HEAT Assistant Coach Bob McAdoo, along with other living Basketball Hall of Famers, was honored in a special halftime ceremony at the University of North Carolina on Saturday, February 7 during their game against Virginia which tipped off at 4PM.
The ceremony honored the eight former Tar Heel players and coaches who are members of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The ceremony included a video tribute and dedicating a banner, honoring its eight Hall of Fame members, to the rafters of the Smith Center.
Bob McAdoo, the former 1975 NBA MVP, starred in his only season at North Carolina averaging 19.5 points and 10.1 rebounds during the 1971-72 season helping the team to a 29-5 record. He earned All-Conference, All-State, All-American and Team MVP honors and was named as the 1972 ACC-Tournament MVP as he led the Tar Heels to the NCAA Final Four. The 1972-73 NBA Rookie of the Year was enshrined into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.
Other former Tar Heels to be honored at the ceremony include Roy Williams, Dean Smith, James Worthy, Billy Cunningham and Larry Brown, although he was not able to attend due to NBA travel conflicts. The late Ben Carnevale and Frank McGuire, both former UNC head coaches, were also honored.