Kim Goetz, 50, passed away on Monday, March 17th, 2008 from an apparent heart attack a short time after playing tennis with a friend.
He played on the 1976 Junior College championship team for College of Southern Idaho. After transferring to San Diego State, Goetz was given the nickname "The Long Ranger" for his stellar perimeter shooting. In today's game, he would have no problem as a 3-point marksman, similar to 2003 NBA draftee Kyle Korver. Goetz scored 1,005 points in just two years with the Aztecs and still maintains the school record of an amazing 90.2% from the free throw line. He was drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1979 NBA Draft as the 34th pick overall and was later inducted into the CSI and Aztec Hall of Fames.
Goetz was a Special Education teacher at San Pasqual High School. An old friend remarked to The Draft Review that "he was a wonderfully sweet boy, who, like his brothers, was enormously talented athletically". Goetz is survived by his wife, Annette, and their daughter, Stephanie.
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