MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Al McGuire, the Hall of Fame coach who took his love of basketball from the streets of New York to the NCAA championship and the broadcast booth, died Friday. He was 72.

McGuire, who reportedly was battling leukemia, died peacefully surrounded by his family, according to a statement from his son, Al. The statement, released by Marquette University, did not disclose the cause of death.

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