Louis Orr, a Star forward Syracuse In the 1980s, who played for the Knicks Bernard King and Patrick Ewing and They were later called “The Greatest” a college coach, including as Ewing’s assistant at Georgetown, died on Thursday at his home in Cincinnati. He was 64.
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Orr was able to score over 50% in all of his four years. Syracuse career. Serving as sixth man a As a freshman, he was a For starters, his greatest year is coming up as a Senior, during the 1979-1980 season when he scored 16 points on average and 8.5 rebounds per game. In that same year, the Orange was crowned Big East champion. and Orr was named the team’s most valuable player and Selected for the all-Big East team.
In 1980, the Indiana Pacers drafted him. and Joined the Knicks In 1982. In 1982, he discovered that his thin physique made it difficult to work in the N.B.A.
“This Orr kid is about 6-foot-8, maybe 180, soaking wet,” Chuck Daly a Philadelphia assistant coach during that period (and Stay tuned a The Sunday Review interviewed Hall of Fame coach, the Detroit Pistons). a Orr, 1981. Orr didn’t appreciate the name Bones being used by some in basketball.
“God gave me a body that bends but doesn’t break,” He told The Times. “I hurt at times after a game, but the bruises keep going away.”
The strength Knicks Truck, a power forward Len Robinson told The Times 1984 that he had learnt from Orr playing in practice how Orr was able compensate for Truck’s slight build.
“He’s a smart player, he knows his limits,” Robinson stated. “He doesn’t try to get physical. When he plays against players bigger and stronger, he doesn’t mix up with them.”
Robinson’s backup was Orr and King was the forward who became a star after suffering a right leg injury in 1985. a Major setback in the Knicks. Orr retired in 1988. He overlapped with Ewing. Knicks’ center, before the team established the core of its 1990s playoff runs, with strong partners for Ewing like Charles Oakley.
Orr spent a Xavier College, Providence for a decade and Syracuse Before becoming the head coach of Siena College, upstate New York’s in 2000. The next year Seton Hall appointed him as its head coach. and He was there through 2006. In 2003, he was named Big East Coach of the Year. This made him the first ever to be awarded the honors in conference history. a Player and a According to coach announcement of Orr’s death released by Georgetown.
From 2007 to 2014, Orr served as Bowling Green State University’s head coach. When Ewing was named Georgetown’s head coach in 2017, Orr joined him as an assistant and He remained there until his passing.
Louis Orr was born in Cincinnati on May 7, 1958. Mildred (Hutchinson), Orr was his mother. a cafe, and Lindsay was his father’s maintenance worker at the office. a Publishing company. Louis That was enough a Star in high school, that was Rick Pitino in 1976. He was an assistant coach at SyracuseHe delayed his honeymoon and To recruit Orr, instead, he flew to Cincinnati from New York.
Orr was survived by his daughter and his wife, Yvette Chuncey Orr, as well as two brothers, Lindsay. and Chauncey, Edwin’s son and Two great-grandsons
After his second season with the N.B.A., Orr was inspired to become an evangelical Christian. a Jimmy Swaggart, a television preacher, delivered the sermon. Orr was introduced to coaching. a In 2005, he explained to The Times, “kind of ministry.” and His favorite subject matter was writing. a He had written a number of verses from Scripture to the back of each of his game plans. The verse he loved the most, could have been twice as long a Jeremiah 29.11:11 was the message to his team.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” The Lord declares, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”