If it's possible to overlook a national championship, 1993 might be Carolina's most overlooked NCAA title. 1957 was undefeated and beat Wilt. 1982 had Michael Jordan. 2005 was Roy Williams bringing the program back to prominence. 2009 featured Tyler Hansbrough.
And 1993? Well, all they did was go 34-4, win one of the most remarkable comebacks in Tar Heel basketball history (storming back to defeat a very good Florida State team) and beat one of the most storied college collections of talent ever, Michigan's Fab Five. In our April issue, we take a look back at Dean Smith's second national championship on the 20th anniversary of the team's achievement.
One of the highlights of the issue was gathering Phil Ford, Bill Guthridge and Eric Montross to let them share their memories about the team. It was originally supposed to be a 15-minute interview, but it turned into an hour of laughs and stories. We ended up with so much material that we couldn't use it all, so we're also planning a special 1993 issue of Tar Heels Today.
All the content in this month's issue is devoted to the 1993 team. Other features include a Freddie Kiger piece on the club's chemistry, Woody Durham's first-person recollection of the season and much more.