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10 Most Famous Chuck Daly Quotes (DREAM TEAM)

Top 10 Most Famous Chuck Daly Quotes

“I think the Pistons have such a well rounded team, which is why they’re so successful. All you have to do is look at the stats defensively and at their rebounding and scoring.”

Chuck Daly
There's nothing like being involved with a team that can go that distance.
There’s nothing like being involved with a team that can go that distance.
If you're going to have to beg them to play, it's not going to work.
If you’re going to have to beg them to play, it’s not going to work.
Never let your guard down. Things may be good today, but that could change by tomorrow. Don't get too comfortable with success.
Never let your guard down. Things may be good today, but that could change by tomorrow. Don’t get too comfortable with success.
The important thing is to get the right players on the team so Mike can be successful.
The important thing is to get the right players on the team so Mike can be successful.
The two championship years were that significant for me.
The two championship years were that significant for me.
I've had too lengthy a career and coached too many players to make a choice.
I’ve had too lengthy a career and coached too many players to make a choice.
It's discouraging to make a mistake, but it's humiliating when you find out you're so unimportant that nobody noticed it.
It’s discouraging to make a mistake, but it’s humiliating when you find out you’re so unimportant that nobody noticed it.
I'm still totally involved. I watch most of the games on TV, I've done some consulting work for a number of teams, so I get to stay close to it.
I’m still totally involved. I watch most of the games on TV, I’ve done some consulting work for a number of teams, so I get to stay close to it.

“Though I’d have to say it was generally the guys in Detroit, as a group, that won the two Championships. They were terrific and I always look back very fondly.”

Chuck Daly

Chuck Daly Short Biography

Born 20 July 1930 in Saint Marys, Pennsylvania, United States, Charles Jerome Daly was an American basketball coach.

Daly graduated from Bloomsburg University Pennsylvania in 1952, and after serving two years in the military, started his career in coaching basketball.

In 1955, Daly coached the high school basketball team of Punxsutawney Area High School for eight seasons.

He started coaching college-level basketball in 1963 and was an assistant coach at Duke University. Six years later Daly would become the head coach at Boston College.

After his success in coaching college basketball, Daly decided to move on to the big leagues, and in 1978 he started his NBA coaching career as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Daly had a short run with the Cleveland Cavaliers but ultimately returned to the Philadelphia 76ers until he was hired by the Detroit Pistons as their head coach in 1983.

The Detroit Pistons would go on to win the NBA championships in 1989 and 1990, an accomplishment never before achieved until the arrival of Daly.

Daly was head coach of the U.S. Dream Team during the 1992 Olympics, winning the gold for America in Barcelona.

In 1994 and 1996, Chuck Daly was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and was honored as 10 of the best coaches in NBA History during the 50th anniversary.

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