Larry Finch, who led Memphis (then Memphis State) to the 1973 Final Four and later coached the Tigers for 11 seasons, died Saturday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
He was 60.
Finch is the winningest coach in school history.
He coached the Tigers from 1986 to 1997 and made six NCAA tournaments.
His health had been poor since suffering multiple strokes in 2001.
"My thoughts are with the friends and family of former Memphis player and coach, Larry Finch," former Memphis coach and current Kentucky coach John Calipari Tweeted Saturday just hours before he was to coach Kentucky against Connecticut in the Final Four.