Basketball coach who won two ABA Championships as the head coach of the New York Nets in 1974 and 1976. He had previously played in the NBA for 11 years as a member of teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, with whom he was a player-coach.
He was born in Brooklyn and played college basketball at Boston College and St. John's. He made his NBA debut with the Detroit Pistons in 1962.
After working as a broadcaster in the late 80's and early 90's, he returned to coaching and led the Miami Heat to the franchise's first-ever playoff appearance in 1992-93.
He married his wife Sheila in 1962. He has two children.
He won both of his ABA Championships with the help of Hall of Famer Julius Erving.