Oct 9, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT
Former Knicks and Pistons player Donnie Butcher, who went on to coach the Pistons for three seasons, has passed away, reports the Detroit Free Press.
Butcher was a seventh-round pick of the New York Knicks, the only NBA player ever to come out of Pikeville College, and played five seasons in the NBA with the Knicks then Pistons. He went on to coach the Pistons (after Dave DeBusschere) for three seasons, compiling a 52-60 record and making the playoffs in 1968.
Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
- PBT Extra: Houston, Dallas simply do not like each other 0
- Sounds like Pacers president Larry Bird, head coach Frank Vogel don’t want Roy Hibbert back next year 16
- PBT staff playoff predictions: Lots of Golden State love from us 1
- PBT Extra: Injuries make Grizzlies, Trail Blazers series hard to predict 3
- PBT Extra: Will Spurs depth, versatility prove too much for Clippers? 13
- PBT Extra: Anthony Davis, Pelicans made playoffs. Will they get a fifth game vs. Warriors? 6
- Rumor: LaMarcus Aldridge more likely to leave Trail Blazers in free agency than people realize 24
- PBT First-Round Playoff Previews: Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks 8