Friday, October 9, 2015

Buddy Jeannette

Harry Edward "Buddy" Jeannette 



Born:
September 15, 1917   
New Kensington, PA

Died:
March 11, 1998
Nashua, NH    

Career
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)
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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME, 1991


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.

Obit:
http://www.webcitation.org/5un4VviTH

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/j/jeannha01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=jeannbu01 

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