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Former Spurs owner McDermott dies following stroke

Updated: August 28, 2006, 2:44 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- Former San Antonio Spurs owner and retired Brig. Gen. Robert F. McDermott died Monday. He was 86.

McDermott, a former Air Force Academy dean who went on to become chairman of the insurance giant USAA and a leading advocate for auto safety, died at Brooke Army Medical Center after suffering a stroke two weeks ago, family spokesman Paul Ringenbach said.

McDermott moved to San Antonio in 1968 when he retired from the Air Force and joined USAA, the United Services ...

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