George Irvine, who coached nearly 200 games for the Indiana Pacers in the 1980s before working in the front office, has died after battling cancer. He was 69.
The Pacers announced the death Tuesday after speaking with Irvine's family. Irvine had been living near his hometown of Seattle, where he was a standout player for the University of Washington.
Irvine became Indiana's head coach in 1984 after three seasons as an assistant with the team. He went 48-116 in two seasons and later returned as interim coach in 1988-89.
Irvine got a second chance with Detroit in 1999-2000 and stuck around for one more season. He finished his head coaching career with a record of 100-190.