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K.C. Jones. American basketball player and coach. Member of 1956 Olympic gold medal winning US basketball team in Melbourne. Winner of two NCAA titles with the University of San Francisco in 1955 and 1956. Winner of 11 NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, eight as a player, one as an assistant coach and two as a head coach. He also won an NBA title as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1972. Age 88.

 

Legendary Boston Celtics player, coach K.C. Jones dies at 88

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Deaths of Olympians in December.

 

:URS Maria Itkina, 88 - Athletics

:USA Arnie Robinson, 72 - Athletics (1×G, 1×B)

:CAN Sol Tochinsky, 91 - Basketball

:IRQ Karim Salman, 55 - Football

:POL Alfred Kucharczyk, 83 - Gymnastics

:SWE Karin Lindberg, 91 - Gymnastics (1×G, 1×S)

:MAR Mohamed Abarhoun, 31 - Football

:USA Rafer Johnson, 86 - Athletics (1×G, 1×S)

:USA Bill Spencer, 84 - Biathlon

:HUN Huba Rozsnyai, 77 - Athletics

:JPN Kinuko Tanida, 81 - Volleyball (1×G)

:POL Henryk Kukier, 90 - Boxing

:POL Wojciech Zablocki, 89 - Fencing (2×S, 1×B)

:YUG Dejan Dabovic, 76 - Water polo (1×G)

:HUN Laszlo Kuncz, 63 - Water polo (1×B)

:AUS Neil Robbins, 91 - Athletics 

:USA Clem Eischen, 93 - Athletics

:NZL Malcolm Simpson, 87 - Cycling

:ITA Ildegarda Taffra, 86 - Cross-country skiing

:UKR Aslanbek Fidarov, 47 - Wrestling

:BRA Osvaldo Cochrane Filho, 87 - Water polo

:POL Andrzej Showronski, 67 - Rowing

:USA Jimmy McLane, 90 - Swimming (3×G, 1×S)

:CAN Barry Sonshine, 72 - Equestrian

:FIN Sepp Vaino, 83 - Ice hockey

:GBR Paul Nihill, 81 - Athletics (1×S)

:MAS Namat Abdullah, 74 - Football 

:SWE Pelle Svensson, 77 - Wrestling (1×S)

:CAN Charlie Brooker, 88 - Ice hockey (1×S)

:SWE Marta Norberg, 98 - Cross-country skiing

:POL Maria Piatkowska, 89 - Athletics

:MEX Alberto Valdes Jnr, 70 - Equestrian (1×B)

:AUS Hamish McLachlan, 53 - Rowing

:URS Arkady Andreasyan, 73 - Football (1×B)

:URS Ivan Bogdan, 82 - Wrestling (1×G)

:USA Danny Hodge, 88 - Wrestling (1×S)

:USA K C Jones, 88 - Basketball (1×G)

:POL Maria Gasienica Bukowa-Kowalska, 84 - Cross-country skiing

:POL Marian Jochman, 85 - Athletics

:HUN Csaba Ali, 74 - Swimming

:IND Nikhil Nandy, 88 - Football

:LUX Jos Compaan, 62 - Rowing

:IND Michael Lindo, 73 - Hockey (1×B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hall of Fame manager and Los Angeles Dodger icon Tommy Lasorda dies at 93

 

Tommy Lasorda, the charismatic former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers who maintained a relationship with the franchise as a player, coach, manager and executive for 71 seasons, has died at the age of 93.

 

Lasorda posted a career record of 1,599-1,439 (.526) as the Dodgers' manager from 1976 to 1996. During that span, his teams won eight division titles, four National League pennants and two World Series championships. 

 

Four years after his retirement as a major league skipper, Lasorda returned to the dugout as the manager of the 2000 United States Olympic baseball team, leading them to the gold medal at the Summer Games in Sydney, Australia.

 

Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager, dies at 93

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