Donnie Butcher played in the NBA during the 1960s, and also coached the Detroit Pistons. He passed away at the age of 76. Per the AP: “The Pistons confirmed Butcher’s death through a family member. Butcher averaged 6.1 points in 279 games with the Pistons and New York Knicks. He became Detroit’s coach late in the 1966-67 season, replacing player-coach Dave DeBusschere. Butcher went 52-60 at the helm. His only full season as coach was 1967-68, and he lead Detroit to the postseason – the team’s only playoff appearance in a 10-season span.”