Former Pistons player, coach Donnie Butcher dies at 76Posted by Inside Hoops
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 the Detroit Free Press