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Ken Burmeister, Assistant Coach on Final Four Team Passes Away

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former University of Iowa men’s basketball assistant coach Ken Burmeister passed away in San Antonio at the age of 72 following a fight with cancer.

Burmeister coached five seasons at Iowa under head coach Lute Olson (1979-83). He helped lead the Hawkeyes to five NCAA Tournaments, including the 1980 Final Four and the 1983 Sweet 16.

As a head coach, Burmeister took Texas-San Antonio to the NCAA Tournament and later guided Loyola of Chicago.

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