Foster guided Duke to the NCAA title game in 1978, where the Blue Devils lost to Kentucky, 94-88.
We mourn the passing of Bill Foster, a great coach and a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. pic.twitter.com/KvIMuCNVK4— Duke M. Basketball (@Duke_MBB) January 8, 2016
Foster, who coached at Duke from 1974-1980 was named national coach of the year in 1978, when he led a talented team anchored by three-time first-team All-ACC center Mike Gminski.
Foster's success at Duke restored the program to national prominence, setting the stage for the abundant success of Blue Devils' next coach, Mike Krzyzewski.
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