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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Former KU basketball assistant Sam Miranda dies

1970's:   Ted Owens, (on knee at right) head basketball coach at the University of Kansas, with assistants Bob Frederick and Sam Miranda in Lawrence, KS.

1970's: Ted Owens, (on knee at right) head basketball coach at the University of Kansas, with assistants Bob Frederick and Sam Miranda in Lawrence, KS.

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Former Kansas basketball assistant Sam Miranda died Thursday in Lawrence. He was 78.

Miranda was the assistant coach in charge of recruiting for KU from 1964-76. During his 13 years coaching under Ted Owens, KU won the Big 8 conference five times and also reached the Final Four in 1971 and 1974.

Miranda played collegiately at Indiana, where he earned second-team Big Ten honors in 1951. He also was selected to tour with the College All-Americans and the Harlem Globetrotters in 1952.

He was inducted as a player into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1973.

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vphawk2nickst 10 years, 10 months ago

Coach Sam , A fine and honorable man -a former player

FlaHawk 10 years, 10 months ago

Coach Sam was a great recruiter and more importantly an estimed resident of Lawrence. He loved this place and may he RIP!

Coach Sam you will be missed!

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