Late sports executive who is best known as the general manager of the Atlanta Hawks from 1954 to 1970 and NBA Director of Scouting.
He fought as an amateur boxer after fighting for the U.S. Army in World War II.
He earned the prestigious Basketball Hall of Fame Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
He was married to his longtime wife Marica Blake at the time of his death.
He is credited with discovered future NBA star Karl Malone .