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Thu., Aug. 23, 2007, 12:20 p.m.

Butch van Breda Kolff dies in Spokane

SPOKANE (Associated Press) - Butch van Breda Kolff, who coached the Los Angeles Lakers to two NBA finals appearances and won 482 games as a college coach, has died after a long illness.
Van Breda Kolff, 84, died Wednesday afternoon at a nursing home in Spokane, his daughter, Kristina van Breda Kolff, said.




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