Chuck Daly Rumors
Scott Agness: “Coaches talk about having a tree. I have a forest.” – Larry Brown, recipient of the @NBA_Coaches’ Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award. Carlisle, president of NBCA, “Larry’s ‘Coaching Tree’ is ridiculously wide-ranging and includes close to 50 current or former Head Coaches.”
Rod Beard: Former #Pistons coach Larry Brown is the recipient of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the NBA Coaches Association. He will be honored before Game 2 of the Finals tonight.
Mark Berman: Former #Rockets coach Del Harris,named winner of 2020 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Basketball Coaches Assoc. Del says when introduced to kids: “I get introduced as Kobe’s 1st coach,Magic’s last coach & in the movie Space Jam. That’s all they care about” pic.twitter.com/AbCnHkLctr
Six decades later, Harris is still involved in the NBA. And still getting accolades for a career well-played and well-coached. On Friday afternoon, Harris will be announced as the 2020 winner of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the National Basketball Coaches Association in memory of the hall of fame coach whose outstanding NBA coaching career set a standard for integrity, competitive excellence and tireless promotion of NBA basketball.
The coaches’ association has taken periodic polls, most recently two seasons ago, and found “overwhelming support” for suits over polos, Carlisle said. Carlisle spent two years as an assistant with the New Jersey Nets under Chuck Daly, perhaps the most fashion-forward head coach in NBA history. Daly had a sponsorship deal with Hugo Boss. On one road trip, he invited Carlisle to a Hugo Boss outlet for a shopping spree. “It was the nicest stuff I had ever had to that point,” Carlisle said.
“Roy Williams (then a young UNC assistant) told us a great story about how everyone got one chance to play in Carmichael (Auditorium) during the UNC camp week,” Hehir said. “Michael killed everybody. After seeing him play, Dean Smith pulled Roy aside and told him, ‘This kid can’t go to any other camp.’ But Roy insisted that he had to go to Five-Star to see how he would do against Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin and all these other kids. “I knew that we were going to do an episode on the making of Michael Jordan. Brendon Malone appears with us (in ‘The Last Dance’) primarily as Chuck Daly’s assistant for the Pistons, but back then he was a Syracuse University assistant basketball coach and Michael’s coach at Five-Star. He told us stories about Michael’s will to win as a 16- and 17-year-old.”