|Chuck Daly (1930 - 2009)
||[May. 12th, 2009|05:10 pm]
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I know this is late, but this one really put a flourish on what was a truly awful year for the Detroit Pistons. Talk about bloodied teeth ... the Bad Boys mastermind is gone.
Rest in peace, Chuck Daly.
I will miss this guy. I'm happy to have grown up with his coaching, and I cherished his appearances on Detroit broadcasts after his coaching days were done. As the years passed, it became clear just how great he was at coaching basketball. He was the lone claim of the Pistons to coaching greatness, until a brief interlude with Larry Brown. Chuck was a basketball brainiac. On May 9th, Basketball got a whole lot more stupid without him.