March 6, 2002 |
Despite a dismal record as coach of the New York Knicks, Don Chaney will return next season. The last-place Knicks announced Tuesday that they have extended the contract of Chaney, who has a 12-27 record since taking over in November after the resignation of Jeff Van Gundy. "This is about looking forward in the transition process," Knick President Scott Layden said. "It ends all speculation and removes that distraction."
April 26, 1995 |
The Detroit Pistons, who finished last in their division this season, are set to fire coach Don Chaney today along with his assistants and key executive Billy McKinney. The dismissals had been expected Tuesday, but the Pistons delayed the move because they couldn't reach Chaney until late in the day. Team spokesman Matt Dobek said the announcement will come today, probably by fax to news organizations. "There won't be any news conference," Dobek said. "There will be an announcement.
May 4, 1993 |
Don Chaney was named Detroit's coach, replacing Ron Rothstein, who was fired a week ago after one season when the Pistons failed to reach the NBA playoffs for the first time in a decade. This is the third head-coaching job for Chaney, who was an assistant to Rothstein. He coached the Clippers for two-plus seasons and the Houston Rockets for most of four.
May 3, 1993 |
Don Chaney will be named coach of the Detroit Pistons today, according to a newspaper report. Chaney would replace Ron Rothstein, the Detroit Free Press said, citing a team source that the newspaper did not name. Rothstein was fired last week after the Pistons finished 40-42 and missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Chaney, 47, was one of Rothstein's assistants. He has twice been a head coach in the NBA, with the Clippers from 1985-1987 and with the Houston Rockets from 1988-1992.
April 20, 1993 |
Walking through a darkened tunnel at the Forum, Don Chaney wears a starched white shirt, a patterned silk tie and a gray suit somber enough to match the mood of the Detroit Pistons. This is a team going nowhere fast and Chaney, an assistant coach, is along for the ride. Not far away, John Tracy is at work on a brightly lighted sound stage at Lorimar Studios.
March 26, 1992 |
Don Chaney, fired as coach of the Houston Rockets on Feb. 18, was hired by the Atlanta Hawks as a consultant for the draft.