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GEORGE R. IRVINE (February 1, 1948 – May 8, 2017) was an American professional basketball player and coach. A 6'6" forward, Irvine played collegiately at the University of Washington
University of Washington
, where he was a first-team All-Pac-8 selection in 1970. He was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 8th round of the 1970 NBA Draft . However, he never played for his hometown SuperSonics, nor for any other NBA team. Instead, Irvine opted to play for the team that selected him in the American Basketball
Basketball
Association draft, the Virginia Squires . Irvine played for the Squires for five seasons and then played a final pro season with the Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
during the 1975-76 season, the ABA's final season prior to the ABA-NBA merger
ABA-NBA merger
.

Irvine would later serve as head coach for two NBA teams; the Indiana Pacers , for two stints, and the Detroit Pistons . He was inducted into the Pac-12 Basketball
Basketball
Hall of Honor during the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Men\'s Basketball
Basketball
Tournament , March 10, 2012. He died on May 8, 2017 at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer.

HEAD COACHING RECORD

LEGEND

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %

Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %

TEAM YEAR G W L W–L% FINISH PG PW PL PW–L% RESULT

Indiana 1984–85 82 22 60 .268 4th in Atlantic — — — — Missed Playoffs

Indiana 1985–86 82 26 56 .317 6th in Central — — — — Missed Playoffs

Indiana 1988–89 20 6 14 .300 — — — — — —

Detroit 1999–2000 24 14 10 .583 4th in Central 3 0 3 .000 Lost in First Round

Detroit 2000–01 82 32 50 .390 5th in Central — — — — Missed Playoffs

CAREER

290 100 190 .345

3 0 3 .000

REFERENCES

* ^ 2011-12 Hall of Honor Class Announced, Pac-12 Conference, February 7, 2012 * ^ George Irvine,