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Father of Lakers Coach Dies

August 19, 1998

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ Elmer W. ``Ed″ Harris, father of Los Angeles Lakers coach Del Harris, has died. He was 88.

The elder Harris died of heart failure Monday in Plainfield, Ind., the Lakers said Tuesday.

In addition to his son, survivors include Wilma, his wife of 69 years; a daughter, Beverly Jones; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be in Plainfield, although the Lakers did not provide a date.

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