John McClendon Jr., of Cleveland Hts., Ohio, is shown at his home in 1999. McClendon was named the first black head basketball coach of a majority white college when he was named coach at Cleveland State University, in 1966. PHIL LONG 1999 AP file photo
John McClendon Jr., of Cleveland Hts., Ohio, is shown at his home in 1999. McClendon was named the first black head basketball coach of a majority white college when he was named coach at Cleveland State University, in 1966. PHIL LONG 1999 AP file photo AP
John McClendon Jr., of Cleveland Hts., Ohio, is shown at his home in 1999. McClendon was named the first black head basketball coach of a majority white college when he was named coach at Cleveland State University, in 1966. PHIL LONG 1999 AP file photo AP

An overdue honor for basketball coach John B. McLendon

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