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MI high school coach collapses, dies after game

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The coach of a highly ranked Detroit high school basketball team collapsed and died after a game.

Family members and an assistant coach say 40-year-old Al Anderson fell to the floor Saturday after Detroit Consortium defeated Dayton Dunbar, an Ohio school. Players from both teams already had left the gym.

Anderson's wife, Kimberly, tells the Detroit Free Press that her husband had heart problems and had talked about resigning after this season. Consortium is 13-3 as the state playoffs approach.

Players are shocked to hear about their coach's death. Vincent Hunter, who plans to play basketball next year at Texas-El Paso, says Anderson was tough but understanding.

Anderson ran track at Central Michigan and played high school basketball at Detroit DePorres.

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