Chris Ford funeral: When is Chris Ford funeral?

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Chris Ford, real name Christopher Joseph Ford was an American professional basketball player and head coach. He is known for making the first counted NBA three-point shot on October 12, 1979.

Chris Ford professional career

In the 1972 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons selected Ford (2nd round, 17th overall pick). Ford became a dependable defensive player for Detroit, contributing to the team’s four consecutive postseason appearances (1974-1977).

With 12.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.1 apg, and seventh-most steals (179) in the NBA, his averages peaked during the turbulent 1976–1977 Detroit Pistons season.

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He was given to the Boston Celtics by Detroit in exchange for Earl Tatum in October 1978, along with a second-round draft pick in 1981.

In the 1978–1979 Boston Celtics season, he averaged a career-high 15.6 points per game. He also played on the 1981 Boston Celtics championship squad.

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His 10-year career averages were 9.2 points per game, 3.4 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game. He retired after the 1981–1982 Boston Celtics season and finished his career ranked in the top 100 for steals per game.

What happened to Chris Ford?

According to his family, Ford died on January 17, 2023, at the age of 74.

Chris Ford cause of death

He died of a heart attack.

When is Chris Ford funeral?

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Details about his funeral have not been communicated to the general public by his family yet.


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