|Birth Day||October 7, 1931|
|Birth Place||Hannibal, MO|
|Age||89 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jul 24, 2004 (age 72)|
NBA coach who was largely responsible for the Phoenix Suns' success in the late 1980's and early 90's.
He began his career by coaching at Moberly Junior College.
In 1979, he was the NBA's Coach of the Year.
He was married to JoAnn Fitzsimmons and he had a son named Gary.
He coached Charles Barkley on the Suns.