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  • Walt Hazzard dies at 69; former Bruins basketball star and coach

    Walt Hazzard dies at 69; former Bruins basketball star and coach
    Walt Hazzard, a stellar point guard who helped John Wooden win his first national championship at UCLA and became the fifth coach to follow the college basketball legend, died Friday. He was 69.
  • Yutaka Shimizu dies at 84; longtime L.A. high school basketball coach

    Yutaka Shimizu dies at 84; longtime L.A. high school basketball coach
    Yutaka Shimizu, who became a quiet institution among high school basketball coaches in Los Angeles during a career that began in 1959 and lasted the rest of his life, has died. He was 84. Shimizu, who had a lung ailment, died Sunday at a Lakewood...

    PASSINGS: Kenny Heitz

    PASSINGS: Kenny Heitz
    Kenny Heitz, 65, who played on three NCAA basketball championship teams at UCLA in the 1960s, died Monday at his home in Pacific Palisades after a battle with cancer, the school announced. At a time when freshmen were not eligible to play varsity sports,...

    Gene Bartow dies at 81; former UCLA basketball coach

    Gene Bartow, the successor to John Wooden as UCLA basketball coach who became the architect of a new and successful athletics program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, died Tuesday evening. He was 81. Bartow, who was diagnosed with stomach...

    Marty Biegel dies at 90; former Fairfax High basketball coach

    Marty Biegel dies at 90; former Fairfax High basketball coach
    Marty Biegel, who took over as Fairfax High School's head basketball coach in 1969 at a time of racial tension in Los Angeles and united players and students both in the classroom and on the court, died Tuesday. He was 90. Biegel, who taught history in...