Iowa State, Michigan coach Johnny Orr dies at 86

Updated: December 31, 2013, 11:36 AM ET
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Longtime former basketball coach Johnny Orr has died at 86.

His death was confirmed Tuesday by Iowa State, where Orr led the Cyclones to a school-record 218 wins from 1980 until 1994.

Orr spent 29 seasons as a Division I coach. Twelve of them were at Michigan, where he guided the Wolverines to the national title game in 1976. He spent three seasons at Massachusetts.

He finished with a career record of 466-346 and 10 NCAA tournament appearances.

Orr, who was born in Taylorville, Ill., is survived by his wife, Romie, and daughters Jennifer, Leslie and Rebecca.

Funeral arrangements are pending.


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