Former Detroit Pistons player and coach Donnie Butcher died today at the age of 76, according to his son, Denny, a basketball coach in Hartland.

Butcher was traded from the New York Knicks to the Pistons on Dec. 16, 1963 as a part of a three-team, four-player deal. He would play with Detroit until 1966. During the ‘66-’67 season, he was named Pistons head coach, replacing then player-coach Dave DeBusschere.

– Reported by theĀ Detroit Free Press