Carolina Basketball's 2017 Journey from Heartbreak to History

By Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, Matt Bowers

Foreword by Roy Williams


Approx. 224 pp., 8 x 10, 200 color plates, appends

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3211-7
    Published: October 2017

Hardcover Available October 2017, but pre-order your copy today!

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Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Athletics

This is the story of a national championship that was a year in the making.

Redemption: Carolina Basketball’s Journey from Heartbreak to History is a behind-the-scenes look at the Tar Heels’ ride to the 2017 national title. Featuring some never before published, exclusive photographs that will take readers from the practice court to the team bus to the locker room, this book is the most complete chronicle of a UNC national championship ever made available. In addition to the full-color images, the book also includes interviews with the players and coaches that can only be found here, a foreword from head coach Roy Williams, and all-new stories from Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, and Matt Bowers, who accompanied the team every step of the way.

Much more than a story of Carolina’s 33 victories, Redemption describes the complete journey of one of Carolina’s most unique championships, from heartbreak in Houston to the storybook finish in Phoenix. Here readers can get the team’s perspective on what propelled them to a title and find out what moments the players and coaches considered most important, both on and off the court. The result is a must-have book for Tar Heel fans everywhere.

About the Authors

Adam Lucas is a featured columnist at, the official website of Carolina Athletics, and the author of Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence.
For more information about Adam Lucas, visit the Author Page.

Steve Kirschner is senior associate athletic director for communications at the University of North Carolina.
For more information about Steve Kirschner, visit the Author Page.

Matt Bowers is associate director of athletic communications at UNC.
For more information about Matt Bowers, visit the Author Page.