Nicknamed Zeke, he served in the NBA as a player, manager, and coach.
He would commute 90 minutes to leave his rough neighborhood to go to high school.
He was point guard for the Pistons 1981-1994, and he was named MVP of the 1990 NBA fianls.
He married Lynn Kendall in July 1985 and they had two children with her.
Chuck Daly coached him during his back to back NBA titles in 1989 and 1990.