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Memphis basketball great Larry Finch honored with plaza

Published: Oct. 28, 2021 at 10:55 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2021 at 12:48 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis Tigers basketball legend is being honored Thursday with a plaza memorializing his life and legacy.

The University of Memphis broke ground on the plaza dedicated to former All-American basketball coach Larry Finch earlier this year and now it’s finished.

Plans for the statue were announced back in 2018.

Family, friends, colleagues and players of Finch gathered at the UofM for the unveiling.

The plaza portrays Finch as the player, the coach and the leader.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland also named Oct. 28 Larry O. Finch Day.

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