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RIP: Chuck Daly

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rufino, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    Someone has posted on wikipedia that Chuck Daly has died.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Daly

    It's been acknowledged that Daly is dealing with pancreatic cancer. As the Benoit and Russert messes showed, sometimes an unsourced wiki update is accurate. I realize it may also be someone being an idiot. Having said that, has anyone heard any credible info on Daly's health?
  2. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Re: Chuck Daly status - anyone heard anything?

    His death was announced tonight by the Atlanta Hawks.

    Small problem: The NBA says he's not dead.
  3. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Re: Chuck Daly status - anyone heard anything?

    Someone might have some explaining to do ...
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Re: Chuck Daly status - anyone heard anything?

    Figured he was in rough shape, which is why all the NBA coaches were wearing lapel pins with his initials this weekend.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: Chuck Daly status - anyone heard anything?

    Playoffs were dedicated to him.

  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    One of the greatest NBA coaches of all time. Heck, he even gave the New Jersey Nets respectability

  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Chuck Daly status - anyone heard anything?

    This update on Washington Post site says he has died:

  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    long obit at the Freep

  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Damn. One of my favorite coaches from one of my favorite teams.
  10. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Great, great smile.

    Man.... I seem to get more and more emotional with each of these obits.
  11. noodles

    noodles Member

    This one hits too close to home. My mother-in-law died in October of pancreatic cancer - eight weeks after diagnosis. Daly's path was similar to hers - when I heard the news that he was in the hospital, it was only a matter of time.

    Once you go into the hospital for treatment of pancreatic cancer (i.e., constant morphine, nerve block, etc.) there's no turning back. Happened with Daly. Happened with my mother-in-law. Cancer's a bitch, but pancreatic cancer's an entirely different animal. At least it was in my family's case.

    Rest in peace, Coach.
  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Same, same for my dad, noodles. Dad made it a little longer. Diagnosed in late February and died in early July.
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