Three years ago today, the NBA lost an amazing coach. Chuck Daly led the Detroit Pistons to consecutive NBA championships in 1989 and 1990. In addition, Daly led the Dream Team to the Olympic gold medal in 1992. "Chuck was a great leader," Michael Jordan said. "I wish I could have played for him outside of the Dream Team."
Daly coached a total of 14 NBA seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets and Orlando Magic. This Hall of Fame coach compiled a 564-379 career record, 13th best among all coaches an ninth best by percentage. NBA commissioner David Stern said, "Chuck did more than coach basketball games. He positively impacted everyone he met, both personally and professionally, and his love of people and the game of basketball helped develop the next generation of coaches."
Below are some video highlights of Daly at work.
Here are a few more coming soons from our MLB Authentic Jersey Spring '12 release. Check out Mitchellandness.com later this month for the rest of our new releases!
Check out some of the new NBA Authentic Jersey releases due to arrive later this month!
We received such great responses from our fans when we blogged about vintage sports posters from the 1990s a few weeks ago. Well, look what we are writing about today -- NBA trading cards from that time period. C'mon, we know you collected them and kept them in those clear plastic protective sleeves. A true sports fan knows that neither dust nor your little brother's dirty fingertips could touch these precious gems when you were obsessively collecting them back in the day.
So tell us... Which players and teams were your favorite to collect?