|Born||October 7, 1931, Hannibal, Missouri|
|Died||July 24, 2004, Phoenix, Arizona|
|Listed height||5 ft 7 in|
|Listed weight||160 lb|
|High school||Bowling Green, (Bowling Green, Missouri)|
|College||Hannibal–LaGrange (1952–1953), Midwestern State (1953–1956)|
|NBA draft||Round / Pick|
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was substantially responsible for the Phoenix Suns' success.
He started his coaching career at Moberly Junior College.
He was named NBA Coach of the Year in 1979.
He had a son named Gary and was married to JoAnn Fitzsimmons.
On the Suns, he coached Basketball Player Charles Barkley.
San Antonio Spurs head coach. Atlanta Hawks Head Coach. Phoenix Suns head coach. Phoenix Suns TV stations. Alumni of Hannibal University - LaGrange. Kansas City Kings head coach. Moberly Greyhounds men's basketball coach. Buffalo Braves head coach. Midwestern Mustang male basketball players. Kansas Wildcats men's basketball coach. National Basketball Association officers. Missouri basketball player