Jud Heathcote, who led
The school says Heathcote died Monday in Spokane, Washington.
Spartans coach Tom Izzo was hired by Heathcote and was promoted to replace him when he retired in 1995.
Heathcote won three Big Ten titles and appeared in nine NCAA tournaments during his 19-year career at Michigan State. He got his start as a head coach in college at Montana in 1971.