NCAA president dies Wednesday pancreatic cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/16/09

NCAA president dies Wednesday pancreatic cancer

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Myles Brand, who fired Bob Knight as Indiana University basketball coach and went on to become NCAA president, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer.   He was 67.

The first former university president to run college sports' largest governing body, Brand worked to change the perception that wins supersede academics and earned accolades for his efforts.

Brand broke the news that he had cancer in January at the NCAA convention and continued to handle the organization's day-to-day operations, despite undergoing treatment. NCAA officials, who announced his death, were not ready to say who would replace Brand or when they may begin searching for a successor.

 He is survived by his wife and a son.

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