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David Albert DeBusschere (October 16, 1940 - May 14, 2003) was a professional basketball player born in Detroit, Michigan. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1962 and won two championships with the New York Knicks. He was the youngest coach in NBA history. October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motor City, Motown, Hockey Town Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: www. ... The Detroit Pistons are a professional basketball team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a professional basketball team based in New York City. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West Location of NBA teams, conferences and divisions NBA redirects here. ...


DeBusschere was named to the Hall of Fame after a 12-year career (1962- 1974) in which he averaged 16.1 points and eleven rebounds while being named to eight NBA All-Star Teams. However, he was best known for his tenacious defense, as he was named to the NBA All Defensive First Team six times. His #22 jersey was retired by the Knicks, but not until many years after his retirement; it is thought the delay was due to DeBusschere's taking a front-office job with the rival New Jersey Nets of the then- ABA upon his retirement. At the age 24, he was assigned the position of player-coach and thus became the youngest ever coach in league history. Debusschere was also the author of a book entitled The Open Man, which was a chronicle of the New York Knicks 1969-1970 championship season. The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Wiktionary has related dictionary definitions, such as: ABA ABA may refer to: ABA Games, a Japanese creator of freeware games. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a professional basketball team based in New York City. ...


He also was a pitcher in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox in 1962-63. A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths...


DeBusschere died of a heart attack in New York in 2003, aged 62. A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Largest city Albany New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi  (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ...

Preceded by:
Charles Wolf
Detroit Pistons Head Coach
1964 – 1967
Succeeded by:
Donnie Butcher
National Basketball Association | NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team

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External links

  • [1] NBA.com
  • [2] Basketball Hall of Fame profile
  • [3] Baseball Reference - statistics and analysis

 


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Dave DeBusschere (1940-2003 (800 words)
Dave DeBusschere, the defensive cornerstone of two championship teams who also was the NBA's youngest coach and the last commissioner of the rival ABA, died May 14th of a heart attack at age 62.
DeBusschere pitched for two seasons with the Chicago White Sox and was the youngest coach in NBA history when he took over the Detroit Pistons in 1964, at the age of 24.
DeBusschere was instrumental in the 1976 merger of the ABA, with the NBA.
ESPN Classic - DeBusschere dies of heart attack (810 words)
NEW YORK -- Dave DeBusschere, the defensive cornerstone of two championship teams who also was the NBA's youngest coach and the last commissioner of the rival ABA, died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 62.
A two-sport star at the University of Detroit, DeBusschere went from the court to the front office to the Hall of Fame and was one of a handful of players to reach the major leagues in both baseball and basketball.
DeBusschere also served as the last commissioner of the American Basketball Association and was general manager of the Knicks and the man who selected Patrick Ewing in the first NBA draft lottery in 1985.
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