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Johnny Orr's Biography

John M. "Johnny" Orr (born June 10, 1927) is a retired American basketball player and coach, best known as the head coach of men's basketball at the University of Michigan and at Iowa State University.

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  • 'Small' Doug McDermott grew into big-time player

      News Source: Miami Herald | 1 month ago
    Vance Downs vividly remembers the first time he met Doug McDermott. "My first impression was, 'Wow, he's small!'" the longtime coach of Ames (Iowa) High said by phone. "His father told me he was the same size at Doug's age, maybe even a little
  • Bryce Miller: Never been a better time to be an Iowa State basketball fan

      News Source: Des Moines Register | 4 months ago
    First came grumbles about Fred Hoibergs lack of coaching experience. Then the whispers about how long the clipboard rookie had strayed away from the college game. More hand-wringing followed about second-chance situations involving players like Royce
  • Baylor falls to No. 16 Iowa State, 74-65

      News Source: Boston Herald | 5 months ago
    Nobody could blame Baylor coach Scott Drew for shaking hands with Iowa State counterpart Fred Hoiberg, turning on his heel and promptly walking up the tunnel of the Sprint Center. He had already seen a championship celebration from the losing bench...

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  • Johnny Orr, 1927-2013 | mgoblog

      Blog Source: | 7 months ago
    Johnny Orr (left) and his successor at U-M, Bill Frieder, in 1976 (via) Johnny Orr, Michigan's all-time leader in basketball coaching wins and a legend in both Ann Arbor and Ames, Iowa, passed away today at the age of 86.
  • Former ISU Head Coach Johnny Orr Passes Away - KWQC-TV6 Home

      Blog Source: | 7 months ago
    A beloved former Iowa State University coach has passed away. ISU announced that Johnny Orr died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at the age of 86. Orr was credited with sparking a resurgence in the men's baske.
  • PUBLIC VISITATION: ISU To Honor Johnny Orr |

      Blog Source: | 7 months ago
    Iowa State University is preparing to honor the late Johnny Orr Thursday. The legendary basketball coach died Tuesday at the age of 86. A public visitation will be held Thursday at Hilton Coliseum. Doors will be open from 1-8 p.m. The Orr ...

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