SportFormer Michigan St basketball coach Gus Ganakas dies at 92

00:40  12 january  2019
00:40  12 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

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The Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represents Michigan State University (MSU) and competes in the Big Ten Conference of NCAA Division I College basketball .

Gus G. Ganakas (born July 3, 1926) is an American sports broadcaster and former Michigan State Spartans men's basketball coach . He was the head coach there from 1969 to 1976.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Gus Ganakas, who was the coach of Michigan State's men's basketball team from 1969-76 and remained part of the athletic department until his retirement in 2000, has died. He was 92.

Michigan State said Ganakas died Friday. Tom Izzo, the men's basketball program's current coach, calls Ganakas one of the most selfless and positive people he's ever been around.

Ganakas became an assistant coach at Michigan State in 1966. After taking over as head coach three years later, he went 89-84 in seven seasons. Jud Heathcote succeeded him and led the Spartans to a national title in 1979.

Ganakas was an assistant athletic director from 1976-98 and an aide to Izzo from 1998-2000. He also spent over 30 years as one of the voices of Michigan State men's basketball, serving as a color commentator.

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The Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team is the intercollegiate men's basketball program representing the University of Michigan .

Ganakas was fired as head coach after the season due, in part to the walk-out of black players in 1975 and as part of an athletic department purge.[1] Ganakas would continue as an assistant athletic director for MSU until 1998.[2]. ^ " Former Michigan State basketball coach Jud Heathcote dies at age 90".


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