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Former Nevada basketball coach Sonny Allen dies Friday in Reno

Former Nevada men’s basketball coach Sonny Allen died Friday morning in Reno from complications from Parkinson's Disease, according to an online report.

The Old Dominion website reported that Allen, 84, had suffered for years from Parkinson's Disease and his son, Billy Allen, said the disease had worsened in recent months.

Allen's wife, Donna, and daughters Jackie Eldrenkamp, Kelly Marcantel and Jennifer Allen were in Reno when he died, as were stepchildren Jimmy Warner and Tedi Holdmann.

Allen is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great grandsons.

Allen coached the Wolf Pack from 1980-87, following successful stints at Old Dominion and Southern Methodist.