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Bob Gorden (center) has had great success as Detroit Lakes head boys’ golf coach, reeling in three state championships, but he also has had a prosperous career as a Laker basketball coach the last 40 years. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

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For the last 40 years, the Detroit Lakes boys’ basketball program has had one aspect as consistent as their red-and-white jerseys – Bob Gorden.


But all good things must come to an end, as Gorden will retire from his basketball coaching duties at the end of this season, a position he has held over the last four decades.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.