Friday, October 9, 2015

Buddy Jeannette

Harry Edward "Buddy" Jeannette 

September 15, 1917   
New Kensington, PA

March 11, 1998
Nashua, NH    

1934-35 William and Jefferson (College)
1935-36 William and Jefferson (College)
1936-37 William and Jefferson (College)
1937-38 William and Jefferson (College)
1938-39 Warren Penns/Cleveland White Horses (NBL)
1938-39 Elmira Colonels (NY-Penn League) 
1939-40 Detroit Eagles (NBL)
1940-41 Detroit Eagles (NBL)
1941-42 Detroit Eagles (Independent)
1941-42 Sarasota (NYSL)
1942-43 Detroit Eagles (Independent)
1942-43 Rochester Seagrams (Independent) 
1942-43 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1943-44 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1944-45 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1945-46 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1946-47 Baltimore Bullets (ABL) - Player / Head Coach
1947-48 Baltimore Bullets (BAA) - Player / Head Coach
1948-49 Baltimore Bullets (BAA) - Player / Head Coach
1949-50 Baltimore Bullets (NBA) - Player / Head Coach
1950-51 Baltimore Bullets (NBA) - Head Coach
1952-53 Georgetown University (College) - Head Coach
1953-54 Georgetown University (College) - Head Coach
1954-55 Georgetown University (College) - Head Coach
1955-56 Georgetown University (College) - Head Coach
1952-53 Georgetown University (College) - Head Coach
1964-65 Baltimore Bullets (NBA) - Head Coach
1966-67 Baltimore Bullets (NBA) - Head Coach
1969-70 Pittsburgh Pipers (ABA) - Head Coach


Buddy Jeannette grew up in  New Kinsington, Pennsylvania, and went on to star on the court at William and Jefferson before embarking on a hall of fame career both as a backcourt star as well as a professional and collegiate coach. He lead the Bullets to the 1948 champions ship as a player coach, and was elected into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991. Jeannette was a four-time MVP, and also was a member of six championship squads. Buddy died following a stroke in 1998 at 80 years of age.



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