LAS VEGAS - Services for former Wyoming resident George "Moe" Radovich, 75, were conducted June 21, 2004, in Las Vegas.
Another service is scheduled July 31 in Powell.
He died June 18, 2004, in Las Vegas.
Born May 5, 1929, in Crosby, he was raised and educated in Thermopolis and was an outstanding athlete. After high school, he played basketball for a year at Powell Junior College before enrolling at the University of Wyoming, where he earned a bachelor degree in 1952.
He led the Wyoming Cowboys to a conference title and top 10 national ranking in 1952; was named most valuable player of the Western Regional playoffs; was selected for the Helms Foundation All America squad; and was one of 10 players chosen to represent the College All Stars in a 17-city tour against the Harlem Globetrotters.
After graduation, he played a season with the Philadelphia Warriors of the National Basketball Association; then was called to serve as a lieutenant for two years during the Korean War, where he suffered a wound in the right hand.
He earned a master of arts degree in 1955, then coached at Sheridan Junior College and at Wayne State in Nebraska before becoming an assistant to Bill Strannigan for UW basketball for five years. He was head basketball coach at Fullerton Junior College for a season, then returned to UW as head basketball coach from 1974 to 1976.
After his coaching career ended, he moved to San Diego and was active in sports-related businesses with former Thermopolis High School teammate Carl McManus.
He and his wife retired to Las Vegas in 1995.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Barbara "Bobbie" (Kagie) Radovich of Las Vegas; two daughters, Tara Radovich and Toby James, both of San Diego; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to 3114 Pradera Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89121.