Legendary Coach Don Meyer Admitted to Hospice

May 14, 2014 / Basketball
From USAToday.com

As legendary Lipscomb basketball coach Don Meyer’s fight with cancer nears an end, the legacy he hoped to leave already is firmly in place.

He saw to that over the last few months.

Meyer, 69, has been admitted into hospice care at his home in Aberdeen, S.D.

He refused to allow an automobile accident six years ago, which led to having his lower left leg amputated and the discovery of cancer soon after, keep him from living life to the fullest, the way he had always done until the very end.

His health had started to decline in March when he was named one of the coaches for the inaugural National Association of Basketball Coaches and NAIA All-Star Game in Kansas City, Mo.

Being on the bench was probably the last place he felt like being, yet Meyer showed up.

“When you’re an NAIA guy, it’s a lifetime commitment,” he said at the time.

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