cw69 92-9thegame-vertical2 waok

Sports

Ex-NBA Player Joe C. Meriweather Dead At 59

View Comments
Joe Meriweather #50 of the Kansas City Kings takes a shot over Kevin McHale #32 of the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1981 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  (credit: Dick Raphael/Getty Images)

Joe Meriweather #50 of the Kansas City Kings takes a shot over Kevin McHale #32 of the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1981 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (credit: Dick Raphael/Getty Images)

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Former NBA player Joe C. Meriweather, who later coached women’s basketball at Park University in Missouri, has died in Columbus, Ga. He was 59.

Park athletic department spokesman Steve Wilson says Meriweather, of Phenix City, Ala., died unexpectedly Sunday, and cause of death was unknown.

Wilson said Meriweather is the most successful women’s basketball coach in Park University history. He led the team to its only NAIA national championship tournament in the 2005-06 season.

The 10-year NBA veteran played for the Houston Rockets, the Atlanta Hawks, the New Orleans Jazz, the New York Knicks and the Kansas City Kings. He also had played in Italy and Spain.

The 6-foot-10 Meriweather was the 11th pick in the 1975 NBA draft out of Southern Illinois and is in its hall of fame.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,100 other followers