Brandon's Blog: Dave Strack Changed the Face of U-M Basketball
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Dave Strack

Jan. 27, 2014

The year 1965 was something of a watershed in Michigan men's basketball history. The Wolverines made it to the NCAA championship game for the first time in the history of the program with the help of of Cazzie Russell and Bill Buntin.

Those are the big names, the ones we remember, but there were so many others. Oliver Darden, Larry Tregoning, George Pomey, John Thompson, Jim Myers, Craig Dill, John Clawson, Tom Ludwig, Dennis Bankey, Dan Brown and Van Tillotson also played a role taking Michigan to the title game.

And it was all orchestrated by their head coach -- Dave Strack.

On Saturday (Jan. 25), Dave passed away. He was 90 years old.

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