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John William Bach (July 10, 1924 – January 18, 2016) was an American professional basketball player and coach. A forward/guard, Bach played college basketball at Fordham University
Fordham University
and Brown University. He was selected by the Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
in the 1948 Basketball
Basketball
Association of America (BAA) Draft, and played 34 games for the Celtics.

Contents

1 Career 2 Later life 3 BAA career statistics

3.1 Regular season

4 Head coaching record

4.1 College basketball 4.2 Professional basketball

5 References 6 External links

Career[edit] In 1950, at age 26, Bach became one of the nation's youngest head coaches at a major college when he took over the coaching job at Fordham.[citation needed] He spent 18 years there, taking seven Ram teams to post-season tourneys, before starting a long and successful coaching career at Penn State, where he joined three old friends from Brown; Rip Engle, Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
and Joe McMullen. Bach would later coach the Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
for three years. He served as an interim coach in 1980, and then as the full-time coach from 1983 to 1986. In 1986 Bach joined the Chicago
Chicago
Bulls as an assistant. After the team won three championships from 1991 to 1993, Bach moved on to coaching jobs with the Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
and Washington Wizards. He returned to the Bulls in 2003, and retired in 2006.[1] Later life[edit] After retiring from basketball, Bach turned to painting. In 2007, thirty-two of his watercolors were put on display at the Sevan Gallery in Skokie, Illinois.[1] Bach died on January 18, 2016 in Chicago
Chicago
at the age of 91.[2] Bach's funeral was held two days later on January 20, 2016 at the Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago.[3] BAA career statistics[edit]

Legend

  GP Games played

 FG%  Field-goal percentage

 FT%  Free-throw percentage

 APG  Assists per game

 PPG  Points per game

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG

1948–49 Boston 34 .286 .680 .7 3.5

Career 34 .286 .680 .7 3.5

Head coaching record[edit] College basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason

Fordham Rams
Fordham Rams
(Metropolitan New York Conference) (1950–1963)

1950–51 Fordham 20-8 3-3 2nd

1951–52 Fordham 20-8 3-3 4th

1952–53 Fordham 19-8 4-2 3rd NCAA First Round

1953–54 Fordham 18-6 3-1 2nd NCAA First Round

1954–55 Fordham 18-9 3-2 3rd

1955–56 Fordham 11-14 2-2 6th

1956–57 Fordham 16-10 2-2 T-3rd

1957–58 Fordham 16-9 1-3 6th NIT Quarterfinals

1958–59 Fordham 17-8 2-2 T-4th NIT First Round

1959–60 Fordham 8-18 1-3 5th

1960–61 Fordham 7-16 0-3 7th

1961–62 Fordham 10-14 1-3 T-5th

1962–63 Fordham 18-8 4-1 1st NIT First Round

Fordham Rams
Fordham Rams
(Independent) (1963–1968)

1963–64 Fordham 9-11

1964–65 Fordham 15-12

NIT First Round

1965–66 Fordham 10-15

1966–67 Fordham 11-14

1967–68 Fordham 19-8

NIT Quarterfinals

Fordham: 265–193 (.579) 29–30 (.492)

Penn State
Penn State
Nittany Lions (Independent) (1968–1976)

1968–69 Penn State 13-9

1969–70 Penn State 13-11

1970–71 Penn State 10-12

1971–72 Penn State 17-8

1972–73 Penn State 15-8

1973–74 Penn State 14-12

1974–75 Penn State 11-12

1975–76 Penn State 10-15

Penn State
Penn State
Nittany Lions (Eastern Collegiate Basketball
Basketball
League) (1976–1977)

1976–77 Penn State 11-15 5-5 T-1st

Penn State
Penn State
Nittany Lions (Eastern Athletic Association) (1977–1978)

1977–78 Penn State 8-19 4-6 T-2nd

Penn State: 122–121 (.502) 9–11 (.450)

Total: 387–314(.552)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference tournament champion

Professional basketball[edit]

Legend

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %

Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %

Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result

GSW 1979–80 21 6 15 .286 6th in Pacific - - - - Missed Playoffs

GSW 1983–84 82 37 45 .451 5th in Pacific - - - - Missed Playoffs

GSW 1984–85 82 22 60 .268 6th in Pacific - - - - Missed Playoffs

GSW 1985–86 82 30 52 .366 6th in Pacific - - - - Missed Playoffs

Career

267 95 172 .356

- - - .-

References[edit]

^ a b Shamus Tooney. "From courtside to art gallery – Bulls' Bach shows off watercolors". Chicago
Chicago
Sun-Times. September 20, 2007. 12. ^ K. C. Johnson (January 18, 2016). "Former Bulls assistant coach Johnny Bach dies". Chicago
Chicago
Tribune. Retrieved January 18, 2016.  ^ "Bulls greats pay their respects at Johnny Bach's funeral". Chicago Tribune. 2016-01-20. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 

External links[edit]

National Basketball
Basketball
Association portal

BasketballReference.com: Johnny Bach (as coach) BasketballReference.com: Johnny Bach (as player) NBA.com Coach File: John Bach Chicago
Chicago
Tribune Article on Bach's death

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Fordham Rams men's basketball
Fordham Rams men's basketball
head coaches

S. J. Mellyn (1902–1903) John McLaughlin (1903–1904) Harry A. Fisher
Harry A. Fisher
(1904–1905) Loren Black (1905–1906) Frank O'Donnell (1906–1907) Chris Mahoney (1907–1909) Edward Siskind (1909–1910) Unknown (1910–1911) Clement Risacher (1911–1914) Alcott Neary (1914–1915) Unknown (1915–1918) Edward Siskind (1918–1919) Arthur Devlin (1919–1920) Orson Kinney (1920–1921) Eli Butler (1921–1922) Bud Colloton & Ed Kelleher (1922–1923) Ed Kelleher (1923–1934) Vincent Cavanaugh (1934–1938) Ed Kelleher (1938–1943) No team (1943–1944) Frank Adams (1944–1950) Johnny Bach (1950–1968) Ed Conlin (1968–1970) Digger Phelps
Digger Phelps
(1970–1971) Hal Wissel (1971–1976) Dick Stewart (1976–1978) Tom Penders
Tom Penders
(1978–1986) Bob Quinn (1986–1987) Nick Macarchuk (1987–1999) Bob Hill
Bob Hill
(1999–2003) Dereck Whittenburg (2003–2009) Jared Grasso # (2009–2010) Tom Pecora (2010–2015) Jeff Neubauer (2015– )

Pound sign (#) denotes interim head coach.

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Fordham Rams
Fordham Rams
athletic directors

Jack Coffey (1926–1958) Johnny Bach (1958–1968) Peter A. Carlesimo (1968–1978) Dave Rice (1979–1985) Francis McLaughlin (1985–2012) David Roach (2012– )

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Penn State
Penn State
Nittany Lions basketball head coaches

No coach (1896–1912) J. F. Haddow (1912–1914) J. F. Park (1914–1915) Dutch Hermann (1915–1917) No coach (1917–1918) Hugo Bezdek (1918–1919) Dutch Hermann (1919–1932) Earl Leslie (1932–1936) John Lawther (1936–1949) Elmer Gross (1949–1954) John Egli (1954–1968) Johnny Bach (1968–1978) Dick Harter
Dick Harter
(1978–1983) Bruce Parkhill (1983–1995) Jerry Dunn
Jerry Dunn
(1995–2003) Ed DeChellis
Ed DeChellis
(2003–2011) Pat Chambers
Pat Chambers
(2011– )

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Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
head coaches

Eddie Gottlieb
Eddie Gottlieb
(1946–1955) George Senesky (1955–1958) Al Cervi (1958–1959) Neil Johnston (1959–1961) Frank McGuire (1961–1962) Bob Feerick (1962–1963) Alex Hannum
Alex Hannum
(1963–1966) Bill Sharman
Bill Sharman
(1966–1968) George Lee (1968–1970) Al Attles
Al Attles
(1970–1980) Johnny Bach # (1980) Al Attles
Al Attles
(1980–1983) Johnny Bach (1983–1986) George Karl
George Karl
(1986–1988) Ed Gregory # (1988) Don Nelson
Don Nelson
(1988–1995) Bob Lanier # (1995) Rick Adelman
Rick Adelman
(1995–1997) P. J. Carlesimo (1997–1999) Garry St. Jean
Garry St. Jean
# (1999–2000) Dave Cowens
Dave Cowens
(2000–2001) Brian Winters # (2001–2002) Eric Musselman (2002–2004) Mike Montgomery
Mike Montgomery
(2004–2006) Don Nelson
Don Nelson
(2006–2010) Keith Smart
Keith Smart
(2010–2011) Mark Jackson (2011–2014) Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr
(2014– )

(#) denotes interim head coach.

Johnny Bach—championships

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Chicago
Chicago
Bulls 1990–91 NBA champions

2 Hopson 5 Paxson 10 Armstrong 14 Hodges 23 Jordan (Finals MVP) 24 Cartwright 32 Perdue 33 Pippen 34 King 42 Williams 53 Levingston 54 Grant

Head coach Jackson

Assistant coaches Winter Bach Cleamons

Regular season Playoffs

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Chicago
Chicago
Bulls 1991–92 NBA champions

5 Paxson 10 Armstrong 14 Hodges 20 Hansen 21 King 23 Jordan (Finals MVP) 24 Cartwright 32 Perdue 33 Pippen 42 Williams 53 Levingston 54 Grant

Head coach Jackson

Assistant coaches Winter Bach Cleamons

Regular season Playoffs

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Chicago
Chicago
Bulls 1992–93 NBA champions

5 Paxson 6 Tucker 10 Armstrong 20 Walker 21 King 22 McCray 23 Jordan (Finals MVP) 24 Cartwright 32 Perdue 33 Pippen 42 Williams 54 Grant

Head coach Jackson

Assistant coaches Winter Bach Cleamons

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