Family, friends gather for Mac Irvin's funeral

December 30, 2011 9:19:03 AM PST
Family and friends are saying their final goodbyes Friday morning to the man known as the "godfather of Chicago basketball."

McGlother "Mac" Irvin died over the weekend from complications from diabetes at the age of 74. Irvin helped countless high school players get college scholarships.

The wake began at 10 a.m. Friday. A funeral service was scheduled to follow at West Point Missionary Baptist Church.

Area ballplayers, coaches, and some former NBA players were expected to attend.