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Abe Lemons

Abe Lemons as head coach at The University of Texas (1976–82)
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1922-11-21)November 21, 1922
Ryan, Oklahoma
Died September 2, 2002(2002-09-02) (aged 79)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Playing career
1946–1947 Hardin College
1947–1949 Oklahoma City
Position(s) Center / Forward
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1955–1973 Oklahoma City
1973–1976 Pan American
1976–1982 Texas
1983–1990 Oklahoma City
Head coaching record
Overall 594–343 (.636)

You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him 'Doctor.'
Abe Lemons
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor.
Abe Lemons
There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.
Abe Lemons
I don't jog, if I die I want to be sick.
I don't have any tricky plays, I'd rather have tricky players.
Damn referees, I'll miss them less than anybody.
One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn't do you any good.
Abe Lemons
It was a hole in one contest and I had a three.