Michigan Loses Basketball Legend Orr

By Peter Neumann

Michigan Loses Basketball Legend Orr

December 31, 2013 Updated Dec 31, 2013 at 1:49 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (My TV20 News at 10) --- Coach Johnny Orr, who put his name in Michigan and NCAA college basketball record books has died.

Orr assisted Dave Strack at Michigan for one season before taking over head coaching duties at Michigan prior to the 1968-69 season.
He led the Wolverines to four NCAA Championship appearances in 12 seasons, amassing a school-record 209 victories. He is one of the few coaches to be the all-time leader in career wins at two high-major schools.

Orr was one of the nation’s most successful basketball coaches during his 29-year head coaching career (1964-66, 1969-94). He compiled a 466-346 career coaching mark and led 10 teams to NCAA Championship berths while at Massachusetts, Michigan and Iowa State.

Orr was 86. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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