Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bones McKinney

Horace Albert "Bones" McKinney

January 1, 1919
New Bern, NC

May 16, 1997
Raleigh, NC

1939-40 Durham High School - North Carolina (High School)
1940-41 North Carolina State (College) Freshmen
1941-42 North Carolina State (College)
1944-45 North Carolina (College)
1945-46 North Carolina (College)
1946-47 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1947-48 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1948-49 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1949-50 Washington Capitols (NBA)
1950-51 Washington Capitols (NBA) Head coach
1951-52 Boston Celtics (NBA)
1951-52 Wake Forest (College) Assistant coach
1952-53 Wake Forest (College) Assistant coach
1953-54 Wake Forest (College) Assistant coach
1954-55 Wake Forest (College) Assistant coach
1955-56 Wake Forest (College) Assistant coach
1956-57 Wake Forest (College) Assistant coach
1957-58 Wake Forest (College) Head coach
1958-59 Wake Forest (College) Head coach
1959-60 Wake Forest (College) Head coach
1960-61 Wake Forest (College) Head coach 
1961-62 Wake Forest (College) Head coach
1962-63 Wake Forest (College) Head coach 
1963-64 Wake Forest (College) Head coach
1964-65 Wake Forest (College) Head coach 
1969-70 Carolina Cougars (ABA) Head coach
1970-71 Carolina Cougars (ABA) Head coach

He attended NC State before entering the army. After his discharge, Bones enrolled at UNC where he played another couple seasons. He played for the Washington Capitols for four seasons before retiring to become their head coach. He came out of retirement after one season at the Cap's helm to play for the Celtics. He took a job as assistant coach at Wake Forest before assuming the head duties in 1957. He later coached the ABA's Carolina squad and then became an announcer.

One of the more popular and well-liked figures on Tobacco Road, Bones suffered a stroke on May 2, 1997, and died a couple weeks later.

He married Edna in 1942 and they had two sons and four daughters.

Asheville Citizen-Times, May 17, 1997
Fayetteville Observer, May 17, 1997
Obituary, News and Observer, May 17, 1997


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