Louis Orr

Louis Orr

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Louis M. Orr (born May 7, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American men's college basketball coach. Orr became the 15th men's basketball head coach at Bowling Green State University on April 4, 2007, replacing Dan Dakich whose contract ran out following the 2006-2007 season. Orr was the head coach at Seton Hall University from April 4, 2001 until his firing on March 24, 2006. He was formerly an assistant at Xavier University, Providence College and his alma mater Syracuse University, before getting his first head coaching job at Siena College.

Playing career

Orr attended Withrow High School where he was coached by Charles Cadle. Orr played at Syracuse from 1976 to 1980 and was part of the famed "Bouie & Louie Show". After graduating from Syracuse in 1980, he was the 28th pick in the 1980 NBA Draft, selected by the Indiana Pacers. He played two seasons with the Pacers, which included one playoff appearance. After that, he moved on to the New York Knicks, and played for six years, with three playoff berths. Orr averaged career highs rebounds and points for the Knicks with 12.7 and 4.9, respectively, in the 1984–85 season. He scored over 5,500 career points as a pro.

Coaching career

He got his first assistant coaching job in 1990 with Xavier in Cincinnati, Ohio, the town where Orr was from. Then, in 1994, he began serving under Pete Gillen at Providence and soon he was an assistant under Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange. During his tenure there, he...
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