14 Facts About Chuck Daly


Charles Jerome Daly was an American basketball head coach.


Chuck Daly is a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, being inducted in 1994 for his individual coaching career, and in 2010 was posthumously inducted as the head coach of the "Dream Team".


Chuck Daly matriculated at St Bonaventure University for one year before transferring to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1952.


Chuck Daly then replaced Bob Cousy as head coach at Boston College in 1969.


An additional significant success for Chuck Daly was in 1979, when all five starters on Pennsylvania's Final Four team initially been recruited by Chuck Daly.


In 1978, Chuck Daly joined the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers as an assistant coach.


Chuck Daly then returned to the 76ers as a broadcaster until he was hired in 1983 by the Detroit Pistons.

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The Pistons, a franchise that had not recorded back-to-back winning seasons since the mid-1950s, made the NBA playoffs each year Chuck Daly was head coach, and reached the NBA finals three times, winning two consecutive NBA championships in 1989 and 1990.


Chuck Daly stayed with the Nets for two seasons, before resigning over frustration over the immaturity of some of the players on his team.


Chuck Daly again took up a role as color commentator for TNT's NBA coverage during the mid-1990s.


Chuck Daly rejected an offer to coach the New York Knicks over the summer of 1995 after deciding he was not ready for the NBA coaching grind.


Chuck Daly stayed two seasons with the Magic and then retired permanently.


Chuck Daly was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2009 and died on May 9,2009, at the age of 78.


Chuck Daly is buried at Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta, Florida.