| Wins against Kentucky - 1 | Losses against Kentucky - 2 |
Alma Mater: Morris Harvey 
Hometown: Charleston, WV
Date Born: August 16, 1928
Date Died: October 5, 2006
Overall Record: 223-119 [13 Seasons]
|12/19/1970||Purdue at Kentucky||L||83 - 89||UKIT Championship|
|12/18/1964||West Virginia at Kentucky||W||102 - 78||UKIT|
|12/22/1962||West Virginia at Kentucky||W||79 - 75||UKIT Championship|
Obituary - Associated Press (October 5, 2006)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - George King, the former NBA player who coached West Virginia and Purdue and had a long run as the Boilermakers' athletic director, has died, university officials said. He was 78.
King died in Naples, Fla., on Thursday, Purdue University announced on its athletic Web site.
King was born in Charleston, attended Stonewall Jackson High and starred at Morris Harvey College. The 6-foot guard played six seasons with the NBA's Syracuse Nationals and Cincinnati Royals.
In Game 7 of the 1955 NBA Finals between Syracuse and Fort Wayne, King made the go-ahead free throw with 12 seconds left, then stole the ball to preserve the title, the first of the shot-clock era.
King was head coach at his alma mater for the 1956-57 season, became an assistant coach at West Virginia University the following year and took the head coaching job when Fred Schaus followed WVU standout Jerry West to the Los Angeles Lakers.
King was credited with integrating WVU's basketball team. He compiled a 102-43 record in five seasons as WVU coach, earning two Southern Conference titles and three NCAA tournament bids.
The two-time state amateur athlete of the year was inducted into athletic halls of fame at Purdue and the University of Charleston, the successor to Morris Harvey College.
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