George Hanson, American basketball coach, Died at 81

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George Hanson was born on April 12, 1935, and died on September 22, 2016.

He was an American basketball coach.

Hanson was the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers for the 1970-71 season, where he finished 11-13 and led the squad to a 5th-place finish.

He resigned after one season and was replaced by Bill Musselman.

George Hanson played for the Gophers in the 1950s and was subsequently an assistant coach with John Kundla and Bill Fitch.

Hanson succeeded Fitch as Gophers coach in 1970.

George Hanson passed away at 81 years old.

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