Henry Iba

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Birthday
6, 1904
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Jan 15, 1993 (88)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
6, 1904
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Jan 15, 1993 (88)

About

Oklahoma State basketball coach led the team to two national titles and coached the U.S. Olympic basketball team in three straight Olympics.

Before Fame

Never playing professional basketball himself, he went straight into coaching, starting with the Maryville Teachers' College and then the University of Colorado.

Trivia

Arguably his most memorable game came in the gold-medal game at the 1972 Olympics, when the U.S. lost to the Soviet Union 51-50 under controversial circumstances.

Family Life

He grew up in Easton, Missouri.

Associated With

Doug Collins swooshed the two free throws that put the U.S. up by one with three seconds to go in the 1972 gold medal game, but then more time was added and the Russian team scored to win.