Sunday , May , 10 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Chuck Daly Dies at Age 78


Chuck Daly, the Detroit Pistons coach who led the Bad Boys to the back-to-back NBA titles and was nicknamed Daddy Rich for his snappy dressing style, died this morning. He was 78.

The Pistons said Daly died in Jupiter, Fla., with his family by his side. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the St Jude Catholic Church in Tequesta, Fla.

An announcement came in March that Daly, who had the most wins in Pistons franchise history, was diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer.

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