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'Fat Freddie' Scolari dies at 80

Updated: November 12, 2002, 11:55 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Fred Scolari, a two-time NBA All-Star who coached the Baltimore Bullets in the 1951-52 season, died at age 80.

He died last Oct. 17 at San Ramon Regional Medical Center.

Scolari was a guard who in 1946 joined the Washington Capitols coached by Red Auerbach. He also played for Baltimore, Syracuse, Fort Wayne and the Boston Celtics.

Nicknamed "Fat Freddie'' because of his physique, Scolari used a from-the-hip shot and an aggressive defense style that helped ...

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