Donald R. Chaney (born March 22, 1946 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former pro basketball player and coach. He won the NBA Coach of the Year Award in 1991. In 2001 he took over as headcoach of the New York Knicks, but has been fired in 2004. March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Capitol Building Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana, a state of the United States of America. ... Basketball Basketball is a ball sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop. ... NBA Coach of the Year 1962-63 - Harry Gallatin, St. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
Chaney is the only the only Boston Celtic who has played with both Bill Russell and Larry Bird. There are many well-known people named William Russell: Sir William Russell (c. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a former NBA basketball player. ...
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Don won NBA Coach of the Year honors by leading the 1990-91 Rockets to a 52-30 mark, an 11-win improvement over the prior season.
Chaney, the Celtics' first-round pick (12th overall) in the 1968 NBA Draft, was a member of Boston's World Championship teams in 1969 and 1974, and gained an everlasting place in Celtic lore as the only man to play alongside both Bill Russell and Larry Bird.
Don and Jackie are also proud grandparents of Michael's eight-year old son, Jarron Chaney, a budding football star, and Donna's four-month old son Alexander.
Chaney said a news conference would be held before the Knicks played the Milwaukee Bucks.
Hours after DonChaney's contract extension was announced, Kurt Thomas matched a career high with 29 points and grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds as the New York Knicks downed the Milwaukee Bucks 102-89 on Tuesday.
The 54-year-old Chaney was the NBA's Coach of the Year in 1990-91 with the Houston Rockets and is in his 22nd season as an assistant or head coach.
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