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Granville Roe, longtime high school basketball coach, dies at 86

Granville "Gran" Roe loved high school basketball. And high school basketball loved him back; so much so that one Long Island team has a play named for him.

"I think the biggest thing he taught me was about the life lessons the kids will get from playing the sport," said Michele O'Brien, the girls basketball coach at St. Dominic High School.

Roe, who died Sunday at 86, coached boys and girls teams on Long Island for more than 40 years. A native of Smithtown, he retired to Holiday, Fl

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