Monday, March 9th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  9 responses

Thinking of Chuck Daly

Some good thoughts for the legendary coach, who’s battling pancreatic cancer: “This one is for Chuck Daly today. This one is for Chuck Daly because he has always been one of the good guys, even if he did coach that famous Pistons team known as the Bad Boys. This one is for Chuck Daly, who not only knew how to win in basketball but knew how to do it with tremendous style. Who never thought of himself as some kind of genius, or thought he was reinventing his sport when he had the players.”

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  • Fred34

    good lookin out chuck – we miss you and the bad boys….

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Man, I grew up on Daly and the Bad Boy Pistons. Chuck is a legendary and great coach and an even better person. God speed to him and his family.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Would’ve been cooler to run Harvey Araton’s piece instead of that d*uche-pimple Lupica…

  • chintao

    Chuck Daly is probably the classiest guy from that era. Riley is a don, but he’s pretty slimy. I guess K.C. Jones was OK, even though I despise Boston (the entire town and almost everyone in it, not just the Celts). I can’t remember much about Billy Cunningham.

  • http://www.Slamonline.com CP34MVP

    My prayers go out to him and his fam. Stay strong Chuck.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Keep fighting Chuck. YOu are appreciated for everything you gave to the game.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Hope you do recover and get to continue your life cancer free Chuck. You were always a cool cat in my book, compared to these slick cats on the sidelines nowadays (umm not you Phil, LB, Don and Jerry S), i always enjoyed the rough looks of the Daly. Looked tough as hell. Oh and he helped assemble DT1. Much props for that!

  • Yann Blavec’s wife’s husband

    He must have had the collest job ever : to coach the dream team.

  • Marilyn Stein Underhill

    Chuck Daly was the basketball coach in Punxsutawney,PA,in the late 50′s early 60′s. He was a gentleman in every way and inspired our boys to be the same.He was so well-groomed, much like my own father. We all had a crush on Mr. Daly!! His wife Terry was quite elegant and seemed more sophisticated than anyone else in town. To this day I love watching basketball games. I am holding Chuck and his family in my prayers. Blessings, Marilyn Stein Underhill, PAHS Class 1960