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, has died. He was 78.
He died Saturday morning in Jupiter, Fla., with his family by his side, the team said.The Pistons announced in March that the Hall of Fame coach had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was undergoing treatment.
He was renowned for his ability to create harmony out of diverse personalities...
"I hope and pray that Coach Daly will rest in peace. and pray That our "Lord" and Savior will have a place for coach Daly in
May "God" Bless our Coach.
Adrian Fisher Sr."
– Adrian Fisher Sr.,
May 14, 2009
"I remember during an important game, Chuck and the team learned that the father of Joe Dumars passed away. It was Chuck's idea to wait until after the game for Dumars to be informed of the bad news. Chuck was class all the way!!"