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R.I.P. Skip Prosser

I am sorry guys. Wish I didn't have to share some more sad news in a very bad week. The world of college basketball lost one of its good guys this week:

Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser died Thursday, apparently from a heart attack. He was 56.

Prosser was found slumped on his office couch and unresponsive by director of basketball operations Mike Muse shortly after returning from his noon jog, athletics director Ron Wellman said. Medical personnel performed CPR and used a defibrillator on Prosser, who was taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and pronounced dead at 1:41 p.m.

Wellman said he was unaware of any previous health issues for Prosser, calling his death "a devastating loss" during a news conference Thursday night.

"Because of his strength, we'll be able to go on and we'll be just fine eventually," Wellman said. "We're not right now. We're all suffering right now."
Here is the reaction from Coach Howland via Frank Burlison:
"I got to know him when we were both assistant coaches," Howland said. "He was a great family guy who was from Pittsburgh."
You know what's interesting. Skip Prosser almost took the Pitt job after Howland left for UCLA. He changed his mind in the last seconc and stayed at Wake. Wake remained a solid program, while Pitt continues to have good seasons under Howland's protege Dixon.

Anyways this is a big loss for the game and obviously more important for the Prosser family and the greater community of Wake Forrest. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.