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JOHN WILLIAM "JOHNNY" 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 and Brown University . He was selected by the Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
in the 1948 Basketball
Basketball
Association of America (BAA) Draft, and played 24 games for the Celtics.

CONTENTS

* 1 Career * 2 Later life

* 3 Head coaching record

* 3.1 College basketball * 3.2 Professional basketball

* 4 References * 5 External links

CAREER

In 1950 Bach became one of the nation's youngest head coaches at a major college when he took over the coaching job at Fordham . He spent 18 years there, taking seven Ram teams to post-season tourneys, before starting a long and successful coaching career at Penn State
Penn State
, where he joined three old friends from Brown; Rip Engle
Rip Engle
, Joe Paterno and Joe McMullen . Bach would later coach the 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 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 and Washington Wizards . He returned to the Bulls in 2003, and retired in 2006.

LATER LIFE

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
Skokie, Illinois
. Bach died on January 18, 2016 in Chicago
Chicago
at the age of 91. Bach's funeral was held two days later on January 20, 2016 at the Old St. Patrick\'s Church in Chicago.

HEAD COACHING RECORD

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

SEASON TEAM OVERALL CONFERENCE STANDING POSTSEASON

FORDHAM RAMS ( Metropolitan New York Conference
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 (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 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 NITTANY LIONS (Eastern Collegiate Basketball
Basketball
League ) (1976–1977)

1976–77 Penn State 11-15 5-5 T-1st

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

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

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REFERENCES

* ^ 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 Bac