On This Day

Deaths in Sport in July 2004

  • Jul 5 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  • Jul 24 Cotton Fitzsimmons, American basketball coach (NJCAA C'ship 1966, 67; Moberly Area CC; Kansas State; NBA: Phoenix Suns; Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs), dies of lung cancer and stroke at 72