The Illinois basketball community mourned the loss of former Illini assistant coach Wayne McClain, who died Wednesday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.
McClain, who was 60 according to Williams Memorial Services in Champaign, had been hospitalized with pneumonia, according to reports.
McClain joined Illinois for the 2001-02 season as an assistant to former Illini coach Bill Self. After Self left for Kansas in 2003, McClain served under coach Bruce Weber through 2011-12 and joined Weber at Kansas State for the next season.
“I don’t know if I have ever been around a better man, whether it was with his family or with his players,” Weber said...