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March 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Big Eight Commissioner Carl James suspended Iowa State Coach Johnny Orr for the first game of the 1991-92 basketball season for Orr's comments about officiating in two Big Eight games.
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March 17, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
Johnny Orr, president of the National Assn. of Basketball Coaches, said Tuesday that his group had been concerned this season about the future of Jim Harrick, UCLA basketball coach. "We knew he was on the border," said Orr, Iowa State's coach. "If he hadn't finished strong, the word was he was going to go. We were very concerned about Jimmy, because he has won a lot of games." UCLA won seven of its last 10 games and gained an NCAA tournament berth as the Pacific 10 Conference's third-place team.
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March 17, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
Johnny Orr, president of the National Assn. of Basketball Coaches, said Tuesday that his group had been concerned this season about the future of Jim Harrick, UCLA basketball coach. "We knew he was on the border," said Orr, Iowa State's coach. "If he hadn't finished strong, the word was he was going to go. We were very concerned about Jimmy, because he has won a lot of games." UCLA won seven of its last 10 games and gained an NCAA tournament berth as the Pacific 10 Conference's third-place team.
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March 17, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some years back, when college basketball was not enjoying the immense appeal of the '80s and '90s, Johnny Orr was astounded to receive a call from the President. Not the president of Michigan, the school where he was coaching. But the President. Gerald Ford, an old Michigan man. "He said, 'I called to congratulate you on your great year,' " said Orr, whose team had lost the NCAA championship to Indiana in 1976. "I said, 'Thank you very much, Mr. President.' " Then he heard the laughter.
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March 17, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Johnny Orr and Bill Frieder worked on the same bench for seven years, but this time they were on opposite sides. Orr, the mentor, gave his student another lesson Sunday when Iowa State surprised fifth-ranked Michigan, 72-69, in the second round of the Midwest Regional. "It has to be my biggest victory, ever," said Orr, who has 339 coaching victories in 21 seasons, including 12 years at Michigan. "I took a program that didn't do anything six years ago. Everyone thought I was crazy."
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March 17, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some years back, when college basketball was not enjoying the immense appeal of the '80s and '90s, Johnny Orr was astounded to receive a call from the President. Not the president of Michigan, the school where he was coaching. But the President. Gerald Ford, an old Michigan man. "He said, 'I called to congratulate you on your great year,' " said Orr, whose team had lost the NCAA championship to Indiana in 1976. "I said, 'Thank you very much, Mr. President.' " Then he heard the laughter.
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November 16, 1986 | CHUCK SCHOFFNER, Associated Press
The firing of Iowa State football Coach Jim Criner on Wednesday night climaxed a stormy 21-month period that began when he kicked his two starting wide receivers off the team, included the arrest of several players on criminal charges and an NCAA investigation of his program. Criner's troubles started in February of 1985 when he dismissed second-team All-American Tracy Henderson and Robbie Minor from the team for unspecified disciplinary reasons.
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May 14, 1988
Basketball Coach Johnny Orr of Iowa State was given a four-year contract extension through April 1993.
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January 1, 1993
Johnny Orr, 65, Iowa State basketball coach, missed the Cyclones' game against Bethune-Cookman when he was hospitalized after complaining of flu-like symptoms.
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March 23, 2000 |
UCLA, Michigan State and Syracuse are part of college basketball history. Iowa State is looking to make some in the Midwest Regional. "I think it's a great point," Iowa State Coach Larry Eustachy said before Wednesday's practice session. "We don't have the great history that the other three teams do. They're in the upper echelon, and we're right below it." The Cyclones have plenty of tradition. After all, Johnny Orr once was the coach. "But we don't have the history," Eustachy said.
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January 2, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Iowa State basketball Coach Johnny Orr was resting at home after an overnight stay at a hospital. Orr, 65, was admitted to Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday afternoon with "abdominal discomfort," according to the school's sports information office. Orr said doctors determined he had a very bad case of intestinal flu and possible food poisoning.
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March 17, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Johnny Orr and Bill Frieder worked on the same bench for seven years, but this time they were on opposite sides. Orr, the mentor, gave his student another lesson Sunday when Iowa State surprised fifth-ranked Michigan, 72-69, in the second round of the Midwest Regional. "It has to be my biggest victory, ever," said Orr, who has 339 coaching victories in 21 seasons, including 12 years at Michigan. "I took a program that didn't do anything six years ago. Everyone thought I was crazy."
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June 5, 1992 | From Associated Press
Big West Commissioner Jim Haney was named executive director of the National Assn. of Basketball Coaches on Thursday and will oversee the organization's move from Branford, Conn., to Kansas City. Haney, 43, will succeed Joe Vancisin, who retires July 31 as executive director. "We have a dynamic and very talented young guy in Jim Haney to lead our organization ," said Johnny Orr, NABC president and Iowa State basketball coach.
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