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“Chuck Daly was a special man and a special coach — and this is a special award,” Fratello said in a statement. “It means so much to me because Chuck was a mentor, a close friend, and a trusted confidant during my NBA coaching career and beyond. It is an honor to be recognized by my peers, whom I respect and admire. I am proud to join the ranks of the previous recipients — all exceptional coaches and extraordinary individuals. “I am forever grateful.”
In discussing his storied playing career, the hosts ask Barkley about his time with the “Dream Team” at the 1992 Olympics. Specifically, how he reacted to coach Chuck Daly telling him that he was the second-best player on the team, behind Michael Jordan. “I said, ‘I agree with you, but I’m going to put an end to that shit next year’,” said Barkley, referring to his run with the Phoenix Suns. “I said, ‘we’re playing them in the finals and I’m going to bring it.’ When I got to Phoenix, I told them on the first day that we’re going to the finals and that I’m sick of everyone telling me that he’s better than me…We got there and they beat us. That was the first time I ever said in my life that there was someone who was better than me at basketball. In my whole life. I had Manute Bol and Shelton Jones, so I thought that those guys weren’t better than me, they just had more help.”

Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr among 15 Greatest Coaches in NBA History

NBA PR: The NBA today unveiled the 15 Greatest Coaches in NBA History as part of the continuing celebration of the league’s 75th Anniversary Season. The list was selected by a panel of 43 current & former NBA head coaches in collaboration with the National Basketball Coaches Association.

And that suits can mean so much to men. The champagne-soaked suit Carlisle wore when the Mavericks won the 2011 championship remained in his closet until eight years later, when he dusted it off to wear again at a street naming ceremony in honor of Dirk Nowitzki. But there’s no reason to preserve the black quarter-zip pullover that Mike Budenholzer wore during the Milwaukee Bucks’ 2021 title celebration. He could bust that out anytime — for a January game in Charlotte, a quick run to Home Depot, wherever. But Carlisle, God bless him. He may back up his peers who prefer play clothes, but the biggest mentor in his life, besides his father, was Daly. Carlisle still has love for suits. “Deep down because of my relationship with Chuck and the traditional aspect of the game,” he said, “I’m a suits guy.”