Coaching Legend of the NBA (voted 10 greatest ever by the NBA).
Led St. Joseph's to 7 League titles including an appearance in the Final Four.
Coached the 76er's in the late 60's/early 70's, the Buffalo Braves in the early/mid 70's (Ernie D, McAdoo, Smith), and the Trailblazers after that for nine seasons winning one NBA Championship. After one more stint Coaching, retired to broadcasting for Philadelphia and Miami, while working with ESPN for three more decades. Probably the most respected Coach among other NBA Coaches of all-time.
“I just look at Jack as one of the premier coaches,” said Pat Riley, who coached the Los Angeles Lakers to four NBA titles and the Miami Heat to one. “And he could be considered the most premier coach in the NBA. It has nothing to do with how many games a coach wins or titles. He was a coach’s coach.”