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Fitzgerald dies; built Zags' foundation

Updated: January 20, 2010, 10:45 PM ET
Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Dan Fitzgerald, the coach who built Gonzaga into a national basketball power but resigned before the school began its current run of NCAA tournaments, has died at age 67.

Fitzgerald collapsed Tuesday evening in a restaurant in the suburb of Airway Heights. He was pronounced dead at Deaconness Medical Center in Spokane, according to a nursing supervisor at the hospital.

The cause of death was not immediately released.

Fitzgerald recruited John Stockton ...

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