Don Meyer dies at age of 69

Updated: May 18, 2014, 10:05 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Don Meyer, a legend of college basketball, died Sunday in Aberdeen, South Dakota, at the age of 69. Meyer fought carcinoid cancer in the last years of his life.

A purist who loved teaching and basketball but was not interested in navigating the complications attached to Division I basketball, Meyer spent his career working at small colleges -- Hamline in Minnesota, Lipscomb University in Nashville and Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. In January of 2009, Meyer set the ...

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