Former Broncos Coach Dies

By: AP
By: AP
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Former Denver Broncos coach and general manager Lou Saban has died. He was 87.

His wife, Joyce, says Saban died around 4 a.m. today at home. She says he had heart problems for years and recently suffered a fall that required hospitalization.

Saban played football at Indiana University and for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL before embarking on a head coaching career that included stops with the Boston Patriots of the AFL, the Buffalo Bills and college jobs at Miami, Army, Northwestern and Maryland.

He also was president of the New York Yankees from 1981-82.

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen says Saban was the first to bring respectability to the Denver Broncos, where Saban was head coach from 1967-1971.

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