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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Naismith grandson passes away


NEW YORK — Ian Naismith, grandson of the inventor of basketball James Naismith, and who ran a foundation in the family name dedicated to promoting youth sports died Tuesday.

The Naismith International Basketball Foundation announced the death on its website and listed Ian Naismith's age as 72.

Naismith died of a heart attack while on a train journey from western Massachusetts that took him to New York. The NIBF says Naismith was discovered unresponsive after the train had pulled into Penn Station.

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