Leon Black (basketball)

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Leon Black is a former college basketball coach.

Black, who coached the Texas Longhorns men's basketball team from 1967 to 1976, guided the Longhorns to two NCAA Tournaments as a result of winning the Southwest Conference outright twice in his nine seasons as head coach.

The Longhorns lost in the Sweet Sixteen in 1972 and the first round in 1974.

Black resigned in 1976 and was replaced by Abe Lemons.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Texas Longhorns (Southwest Conference) (1967–1976)
1967–68 Texas 11-13 8-6 t-2nd
1968–69 Texas 9-15 5-9 t-6th
1969–70 Texas 11-13 6-8 6th
1970–71 Texas 12-12 6-8 t-5th
1971–72 Texas 19-9 10-4 t-1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1972–73 Texas 13-12 7-7 t-5th
1973–74 Texas 12-15 11-3 1st NCAA First Round
1974–75 Texas 10-15 6-8 t-4th
1975–76 Texas 9-17 4-12 8th
Texas: 106-121 (.467) 63-65 (.492)
Total: 106-121 (.467)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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