One Fantastic Ride: The Inside Story of Carolina Basketball's 2009 Championship Season

The University of North Carolina won its fifth NCAA basketball championship in 2009. To mark that accomplishment, Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, and Matt Bowers provide the only official history that chronicles the players and coaches involved in the championship season.

This is more than just a season-in-the-life book. This is a project that serves as the capstone for a senior class that has represented the quintessential Carolina Basketball experience, not only in their success on the court but their approach to life off it.

In the summer of 2005, five freshmen came to Chapel Hill. Little was expected of them at first; four years later, they will leave Carolina as the most decorated senior class in UNC history. One Fantastic Ride will be published in an oversized format, with eye-catching illustrations and insightful text. Photos include never-seen-before, behind-the-scenes shots. The book also includes sidebars by key figures in the history of the program, including Dean Smith, Michael Jordan, Phil Ford, and Woody Durham. Each chapter includes a "Thought for the Day" that is taken directly from a Carolina Basketball practice plan, which are normally distributed only to Tar Heel coaches and players