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John MacLeod Obituary

John MacLeod (Getty/Doug Pensinger)
John MacLeod (Getty/Doug Pensinger)
John MacLeod was the all-time winningest coach in Phoenix Sun’s history, leading them to 579 wins and the NBA finals in 1976, where the underdog Suns lost to the Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2. The 1976 championship featured a legendary triple overtime victory by the Celtics in game 5. MacLeod coached the Suns from 1973 until 1987, then was head coach for the Dallas Mavericks for 2 seasons and the Knicks for most of the 1990-91 season. He moved to college to become head basketball coach at Notre Dame for eight seasons.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on April 26, 2019
John Matthew MacLeod Phoenix, AZ - John Matthew MacLeod, born in New Albany, Indiana on October 3, 1937 died peacefully at his home in Phoenix on April 14, 2019. John was 81 years old. He was... Read Obituary
Published online on April 14, 2019 courtesy of Tributes.com
John MacLeod was the all-time winningest coach in Phoenix Sun's history, leading them to 579 wins and the NBA finals in 1976, where the underdog Suns lost to the Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2. For... Read Obituary

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