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Former Memphis State coach dies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Dana Kirk, who in 1985 coached the Memphis
State Tigers to a Final Four appearance that was vacated when the
school was found guilty of NCAA violations, has died.
University of Memphis spokesman Lamar Chance said Kirk died
Monday in Memphis. The Commercial Appeal reported he suffered a
heart attack.
Kirk was fired after the 1986 season just before he was indicted
on income tax evasion. He served four months in a federal
minimum-security prison in Montgomery, Ala.
Kirk was 158-58 in seven years at Memphis, and the team went
31-4 the year it went to the Final Four. Kirk was also an assistant at Louisville in the 1970's.


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