Chuck Daly

He was a champion if ever there was one. Chuck Daly, the Hall of Fame coach who died of pancreatic cancer on May 9 at age 78, was my mentor on and off the court. He was also one of the greatest coaches I've ever played for. He was a respected voice in our locker room and the driving force behind our two NBA championships with the Detroit Pistons. And, let's not forget, the man was a great dresser--a fact that led directly to his nickname: Daddy Rich.

In 1996, Chuck was voted one of the 10 greatest coaches in NBA...

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