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News & Notes© May 2000
McKittrick Loses Battle with Cancer
After a 14-month battle with cancer, San Francisco 49ers' OL coach Bobb McKittrick died on March 15. He was 64.
McKittrick, who worked with five Super Bowl winning teams in 21 years, courageously continued working on the 49ers' staff while fighting bile duct cancer. A former Marine Corps officer, McKittrick was known for his toughness, hard work and dedication to the game and to his players.
His on-field coaching duties were assumed by Pat Morris last season, but McKittrick stayed involved with the team despite surgeries and chemotherapy.
"Bobb McKittrick has been universally acclaimed as one of the great coaches of our time," 49ers general manager Bill Walsh said. "He was the most successful offensive line coach the game has ever seen. His spirit and standard of excellence will al....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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