Chuck Daly, the longtime Detroit Pistons coach, passed away Saturday morning at his home in Florida. The team announced in March the Hall of Fame coach was being treated for pancreatic cancer.
The Lakers battled Daly’s Pistons in the 1988 and 1989 NBA Finals, winning the ’88 series in seven games and being swept by the Pistons in ’89. Daly’s “Bad Boys” beat the Trail Blazers in the 1990 NBA Finals.
I can’t explain in words how much he gave me as a player and a man,” said Isiah Thomas, the former Pistons point guard.