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La. Tech legend Robertson dies

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Scotty Robertson directs one of his Louisiana Tech University teams in the early 1970s, during one of his 10 seasons at the Bulldogs’ helm. For more about Robertson, see sports page 6.

At the other end of the line, there was a momentary silence.

George “Petey” Thornton had just been told that Scotty Robertson, his basketball coach at Louisiana Tech University, had passed away Thursday morning.

“Oh gosh, no,” replied Thornton from his hometown of Kirkwood, Mo. “What a great loss to everyone at Louisiana Tech, in Ruston and to those who knew and loved him. I know, for myself, he was more than a coach. He was a mentor and friend. He is going to be greatly missed. What a great man.”

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