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Thursday, January 2, 1992 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Lyons Retires After 29 Years

Gil Lyons, a sports reporter with The Times for 29 years, has retired.

Lyons, who joined the newspaper in 1962, was a major-beat reporter, covering the Seattle SuperSonics from their inception (1967) until 1976, when he switched to the Seattle Seahawks, a beat he held for 14 years.

Lyons, nicknamed "The Dean" by other reporters who covered the NFL, was the senior reporter on the newspaper's sports staff.

A graduate of Everett High School and an alum of the University of Washington, Lyons is an avid golfer. He and his wife, Joan, live in Redmond.

The Times has not named a replacement for Lyons.

Copyright (c) 1992 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.

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