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May 11, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Marv Harshman memorial today at UW

A memorial service celebrating the life of Marv Harshman is 1 p.m. today at Harshman Court on the north side of Alaska Airlines Arena on the University of Washington campus. The event is open to the public.

Harshman, a Hall of Fame basketball coach, died April 12 at age 95.

Scheduled speakers include: Washington coach Lorenzo Romar, former Husky players Detlef Schrempf and Steve Hawes, former Washington State athletes Bud Norris and Hugh Campbell, former Michigan State coach Jud Heathcote, Harshman’s son Dave and friends of the family. The service will last about 90 minutes.

Harshman began a legendary coaching career at Pacific Lutheran University where he led the Lutes to four NAIA District I titles in basketball and four national-tournament appearances. He was 241-121 in 13 years (1945-58) at PLU.

Harshman moved to Washington State, where he compiled a 151-185 record during a 13-year tenure (1958-71). His best teams finished second in the Pac-8 Conference three times behind powerhouse UCLA.

At Washington, Harshman had his greatest success.

In 14 years with the Huskies (1971-85), he led them to four 20-victory seasons and five postseason appearances, including three NCAA tournaments (1976, ’84 and ’85) and two National Invitation Tournaments (1980 and ’82).

“When you live your life in the public, there’s a lot of people — particularly older people — who identified with him and his career,” Dave Harshman said. “The fact that he spent 40 years coaching, and all in the state of Washington, is pretty unique.

“We want to make this a celebration and not a funeral. I’m hoping it’s going to be a joyful celebration.”

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