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Austin Toros, SW Basketball Statement on the Passing of Dennis Johnson

February 22, 2007 - NBA G League (G League) - Austin Spurs News Release

AUSTIN, Texas, February 22, 2007 - Southwest Basketball and Austin Toros owner David Kahn issued the following statement on the passing of Toros coach and NBA great Dennis Johnson:

"On behalf of Southwest Basketball and the Austin Toros family, we are deeply saddened by the passing of our head coach, Dennis Johnson. Dennis was a remarkable man and an excellent role model for our young players and front-office staff. He instantly commanded respect based on his past accomplishments in the NBA, but earned far more from us with his unpretentious demeanor, his dedication to the job, and his community service in Austin. He was a delight to be around, with a one-of-a-kind laugh that, like him, deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame. We share our sympathy with Donna and his children, and want them to know they will always be a part of the Toros family.

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