CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Lennie Rosenbluth, who led North Carolina to its first basketball national title in 1957 with a victory over Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas in the championship game, died Saturday. He was 89.
The school announced Rosenbluth’s death but did not provide a cause.
Rosenbluth and his wife, Dianne, moved to the Chapel Hill area just over a decade ago, and he had been a regular at UNC home games since.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Rosenbluth joined coach Frank McGuire and the Tar Heels in 1955 and was an all-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree in each of his three seasons.