Larry Finch


Larry Finch Famous memorial

Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death 2 Apr 2011 (aged 60)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 67795832 View Source

Professional Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach. He attended Melrose High School in Memphis and played collegiate basketball at Memphis State University (later University of Memphis). While with the Tigers, Finch (who played at the guard position) was a key member of their squad which reached the NCAA Finals in 1973 (defeated by UCLA 87-66). Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers during the 4th round of the 1973 NBA Draft, he would play professionally for two seasons (1973 to 1974) in the American Basketball Association with the Memphis Tams/Sounds; he appeared in 128 career games, scoring 1,106 points. After retiring as a player, he began his coaching career as an assistant at Memphis and succeeded Dana Kirk as head coach in 1986. For eleven seasons (1986 to 1997), Finch guided the Tigers to one Conference Tournament Championship (1986-1987) and three Regular Season Conference Championships (1995, 1996 and 1997). He compiled a 220 win 130 loss coaching record, as his teams earned 6 NCAA Tournament berths including reaching the "Elite Eight" in 1992. In 2002, Finch suffered a debilitating stroke.

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  • Added: 2 Apr 2011
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Larry Finch (16 Feb 1951–2 Apr 2011), Find a Grave Memorial ID 67795832, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .