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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Christopher Joseph Ford


Christopher Joseph Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis
1. Christopher Joseph Ford Marker
Inscription.  An Atlantic City native, Ford's basketball career began on the court of St. Michael's Dante Hall. The 6'5" guard attended Holy Sprit High School and finished his All-American career as the school's all-time scoring leader. Ford went on to play for Villanova University where he reached the NCAA finals in 1971 and set the school record for assists in a career. He then played ten seasons in the NBA, size with the Detroit Pistons and four with the Boston Celtics. Ford became the first player to score a three point field goal in NBA history on October 12, 1979. He was a starter on the Celtic's 1981 championship team. Ford was an assistance coach for the Celtics from 1982 to 1990, where he won championships in 1984 and in 1986. He was the head coach for the Celtics from 1990-95, and coached the Eastern Conference in the 1991 NBA All-Star game. Ford was also the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks (1996-98), the Los Angeles Clippers (1998-2000) and the Philadelphia 76ers (2003-04). He then worked as a scout for the 76ers.
Erected by City of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 12, 1979.
Location. 39° 21.544′ N, 74° 26.41′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Mississippi Avenue and Arctic Avenue, on the right when traveling north on N. Mississippi Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Father John Quaremba (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paul "Skinny" D'Amato (about 700 feet away); Dr. Jonathan Pitney (approx. 0.2 miles away); John R. Jasper, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colleen Hutchins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yolande Betbeze (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neva Langley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Evelyn Ay (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
Also see . . .  Chris Ford (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 23, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Christopher Joseph Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis
2. Christopher Joseph Ford Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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