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Hall of Famer Chuck Daly Dies at 78

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Chuck Daly, who coached the Detroit Pistons to back-to-back championships and the Dream Team to Gold, died early Saturday morning at 78.  Daly lost his fight with pancreatic cancer after being dianosed only two months earlier.

Daly will be celebrated for his ability to form a group of superstars into a team.  He famously was able to accomplish this with the "Bad Boys" and later with the Dream team.  The "Bad Boy" Pistons who never had back-to-back winning seasons, had nine in a row under Daly (including two championships). 

Daly made all the right moves, including motivating the likes of Bill Laimbeer, Rick Mahorn, John Salley, Dennis Rodman, Joe Dumars, and Isiah Thomas.

He late...

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