Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA) is a former professional Basketball player and head coach. A 6' 5" (1.96 m) guard from Villanova University, he played ten seasons (1972-1982) in the NBA as a member of the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics. Ford is credited with scoring the NBA's first three-point shot for the Boston Celtics on October 12, 1979 in a game against the Houston Rockets at Boston Garden. After winning a championship with the Boston Celtics, he ended his playing career in 1982 with 7,314 total points. Ford later served as a head coach for the Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Ford played high school basketball at Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, New Jersey.
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