Daly, the well known NBA coach – Dead at 78

Saturday, May 09, 2009
Associated Press – Source
 

1987 file photo: Chuck Daly, head coach of the Detroit Pistons

1987 file photo: Chuck Daly, head coach of the Detroit Pistons

DETROIT —  Chuck Daly, who coached the original Dream Team to the Olympic gold medal in 1992 after winning back-to-back NBA championships with the Detroit Pistons, died at age 78 Saturday morning, the Pistons said.

He was renowned for his ability to create harmony out of diverse personalities at all levels of the game, whether they were Ivy Leaguers at Pennsylvania, Dream Teamers Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley, or Pistons as dissimilar as Dennis Rodman and Joe Dumars. 

“It’s a players’ league. They allow you to coach them or they don’t,” Daly once said. “Once they stop allowing you to coach, you’re on your way out.”

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3 Responses to “Daly, the well known NBA coach – Dead at 78”

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  2. coffee fan Says:

    Chuck Daly did a great job using the skill that his players already had, a helluva great basketball coach

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