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|Born: || September 17, 1945
||Cause of Death: ||
|| Deer Lodge, Montana, USA
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Led his high school basketball team in Williston, ND to two state titles
Launched NBA career with New York Knicks
Won first NBA championship as a player with New York Knicks
Played for New Jersey Nets
Retired from playing basketball
Won his first coaching championship with lower-level league Albany Patroons
Hired as assistant coach under Doug Collins for Chicago Bulls
Served as Chicago Bulls head coach
Coached Bulls to team's first championship "three-peat"
Again coached Bulls in three back-to-back championships
Named NBA Coach of the Year
Took coaching job with Los Angeles Lakers
Appeared in documentary "Michael Jordan: His Airness"
Coached Lakers into its own championship "three-peat"
Co-authored <i>The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul</i> with Michael Arkush
Inducted into NBA Hall of Fame as coach
Coached Lakers in back-to-back championships
Appeared in documentary "Four Square Miles to Glory"
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University of North Dakota:
Grand Forks , North Dakota