Legendary Larry

September 26, 1986

Most of you know I'm a winner. I've been around winning programs. As a player here we went to the Final Four. As an assistant here we went to the Final Four. And we plan on going again.

— Larry Finch after being hired as Memphis State University's new head basketball coach. (He recorded a 220-130 career record before being forced out in 1997.) As evidence of how times have changed in college coaching, Finch signed a three-year contract with an annual base salary of $50,000 a year.

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