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Bill Frieder

Basketball Coach from United States of America

Bill Frieder (born March 3, 1942) is a BBA graduate of the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business and a former basketball coach at the University of Michigan (1981–1989) and Arizona State University (1989–1997). Frieder's 1985–86 team was the last Michigan team to win a Big Ten Championship until the 2011–12 team. Just before the 1989 NCAA Tournament, Frieder announced that he would leave Michigan for Arizona State at the end of the season. Michigan athletic director Bo Schembechler ordered Frieder to leave immediately, and named top assistant Steve Fisher as the interim coach for the tournament. Schembechler famously announced, "A Michigan man (Fisher was not planning on leaving) will coach Michigan, not an Arizona State man." The Wolverines went on to win the tournament and Fisher was officially given the head coaching job. Michigan credits the regular season to Frieder and the NCAA tournament to Fisher. Frieder was fired prior to coaching in the 1989 NCAA Tournament  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1942-03-03
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Coach, Basketball Coach

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