Legendary Fighting Illini basketball coach and ambassador Lou Henson passed away peacefully in his Champaign home Saturday, July 25, the Henson family announced today. The Hall of Fame coach retired as the all-time leader in victories at both the University of Illinois with 423 wins and New Mexico State with 289 wins. Born January 10,
New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Paul Weir announced the appointment of Hall of Fame coaching legend Lou Henson as Special Advisor to the Aggie program. “I am ecstatic that Coach (Henson) will be joining our program,” said Weir. “To add a person of his competencies and experiences comes along once in a lifetime.
HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced that the basketball court at State Farm Center would from now on be called “Lou Henson Court.” The “Lou Henson” signature on the floor is accented by his patented orange blazer and a pair