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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, 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 Association draft, the Virginia Squires. Irvine played for the Squires for five seasons and then played a final pro season with the Denver Nuggets during the 1975-76 season, the ABA's final season prior to the 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 Hall of Honor during the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, March 10, 2012.[1] He died on May 8, 2017 at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer.[2] Head Coaching Record[edit]

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[edit]

^ 2011-12 Hall of Honor Class Announced, Pac-12 Conference, February 7, 2012 ^ George Irvine, one of the original Virginia Squires, succumbs to cancer

External links[edit]

Biography portal

George Irvine playing statistics at basketball-reference.com George Irvine Coach Info at NBA.com

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Indiana Pacers head coaches

Larry Staverman (1967–1968) Bobby Leonard (1968–1980) Jack McKinney (1980–1984) George Irvine (1984–1986) Jack Ramsay (1986–1988) Mel Daniels (1988) George Irvine (1988–1989) Dick Versace (1989–1990) Bob Hill (1990–1993) Larry Brown (1993–1997) Larry Bird (1997–2000) Isiah Thomas (2000–2003) Rick Carlisle (2003–2007) Jim O'Brien (2007–2011) Frank Vogel (2011–2016) Nate McMillan (2016– )

(#) denotes interim head coach.

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Detroit Pistons head coaches

Carl Bennett (1948) Curly Armstrong (1948–1949) Murray Mendenhall (1949–1951) Paul Birch (1951–1954) Charley Eckman (1954–1957) Red Rocha (1957–1960) Dick McGuire (1959–1963) Charles Wolf (1963–1964) Dave DeBusschere (1964–1967) Donnie Butcher (1967–1968) Paul Seymour (1968–1969) Butch van Breda Kolff (1969–1971) Terry Dischinger (1971) Earl Lloyd (1971–1972) Ray Scott (1972–1976) Herb Brown (1976–1977) Bob Kauffman # (1977–1978) Dick Vitale (1978–1979) Richie Adubato # (1979–1980) Scotty Robertson (1980–1983) Chuck Daly (1983–1992) Ron Rothstein (1992–1993) Don Chaney (1993–1995) Doug Collins (1995–1998) Alvin Gentry (1998–2000) George Irvine (2000–2001) Rick Carlisle (2001–2003) Larry Brown (2003–2005) Flip Saunders (2005–2008) Michael Curry (2008–2009) John Kuester (2009–2011) Lawrence Frank (2011–2013) Maurice Cheeks (2013–2014) John Loyer # (2014) Stan Van Gundy (2014– )

(#) denotes interim head coach.

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