Joe Mullaney

Age: 75

former L.A. Lakers and Providence College basketball coach; coached Lakers for two seasons beginning in 1969 and coached the Friars from 1955-69 and 1981-85; led Providence to two NIT championships (1961,63); also coached Norwich University in Vermont, Brown University and several ABA teams; coached former Georgetown coach John Thompson at Providence; won national championship as a player with Holy Cross in 1947, and played briefly for the Boston Celtics. He died of cancer.

Died: North Providence, R.I., Mar. 8

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