Jenny Shaw, an All-Star NBA guard from the late 1950’s and early 60’s who went on to replace the peasants in the 22 seasons as a pro coach, has died. He was 90.
The NBA announced the death but did not say where and when Shue died.
Shue began his pro career playing in 1954 with the Old Philadelphia Warriors, passing the year a 24-second shot clock. He was an NBA presence for seven decades with one out on both the trips and still the third.
After joining the Warriors as a first-round draft pick from Maryland, Shaw returned to the city twice, as coach of the 76ers (formerly the Syracuse Nationals) and later in the front office roles. He had two kicking stunts for the Knicks. He ended his playing career with the Baltimore Blues and later coached them in Baltimore and Washington. He coached clippers in San Diego and Los Angeles. He was an All-Star for five consecutive seasons with the Detroit Pistons, twice averaging more than 20 points in a game. And he was named a first team All-NBA guard in 1960, along with Bob Cassie of the Boston Celtics.
Shaw has been an NBA coach twice a year, with Baltimore in 1969 and Washington in 1982, and coached the Blues and later 76ers to the NBA Finals.
He told The Boston Globe in 1985, “I’ve never had a perfect team, and I’ve always settled for something less.” “All my history has included collecting weak teams and turning them around.
Eugene William Shue was born on December 18, 1931 in Baltimore. When he was playing basketball at grammar school, the court wall was a little over the top, so he prepared a line-drive foot-on-the-floor set shot. He averaged more than 20 points a game in Maryland during his junior and senior seasons.
A slim 6-foot-2 inch, Chevy was selected by the Warriors third overall in the 1954 NBA Draft. But after six games with them, he was sold to the Knicks and spent two seasons in New York with Carl Braun and Dick McGuire playing in one of the backs.
Knox traded Shue Tou de Pistin in 1956, during his final season at Fort Wayne, Ind., When the NBA still included mid-size cities and the trip was hardly spectacular.
“Whenever we flew from Fort Wayne to the East Coast, we had to stay in Erie, Pennsylvania, to fill up the gas or we would run out of gas over the Great Lakes,” he told Terry Pluto in an oral history. Tails. “(1992), recalling trips by owner Fred Zoller on DC-3.
Shuey was an All-Star with the Detroit Pistons from 1958 to 1962. He played the last two seasons with the Knicks and the Blues, then retired a game for 10 seasons at an average of 14.4 points.
He began his coaching career with Baltimore in 1966, controlling a Blues team that won 16 games last season. His goals went 57-25 in 1968-69 behind Earl Monroe and Wes Anseld, whom Shaw selected in the previous two drafts. They won the Eastern Conference title in 1971, with a seven-game winning streak over the NBA’s defending champions, the Knicks. But they were eliminated in the finals by the Milwaukee Bucks of Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Oscar Robertson.
Shue became the coach of the 76ers in 1973, when he was asked to resurrect a team that went 9-73. He coached them to the NBA Playoffs final behind Julius Erving in 1977, but lost to the Portland Trail Blazers in six games. When the 76ers started the following season 2-4, the show was fired.
He coached the San Diego Clippers in 1978-79 when they won 27 games as the Buffalo Braves. He led the Clippers to a 43-39 record, but got them through the middle of the following season when they were losing once more.
In January 1980, Shaw faced a fierce rivalry against the Bulls in Chicago, when a technical foul on referee Dick Boyetta Clippers said he was too many people in court, with Shue pushing him away.
Commissioner Larry O’Brien fined Shue $ 3,500 and suspended him for one week without pay.
“I’m a gentle person,” Shaw said later, “but sometimes you just have to step up and focus on yourself.
Shaw spent nearly six years in his second term with the Blues after moving to Washington. He ended his coaching career in 1989 with the Clippers in Los Angeles after losing a season and a half to basketball.
His teams played 784 games and lost 861.
Shue emphasized defense as a coach.
He taught the whole defensive line-up to help his man over-play, assist, double-team the ball, the Blues forward Gus Johnson told Pete Axelum in “The City Game” (1970).
Information about Shiva’s immediate survivors was not immediately available.
Shaw returned to Philadelphia in July 1990 as general manager of the 76ers.
“There is no such thing as a new life,” he told The Philadelphia Daily News. “I spent 20 years coaching, and a lot can happen when you do this job. You can dismiss, you can, but it doesn’t matter what your abilities are.
At present the owner of the 76ers, Harold Katz, said, “Some people are saved. There are people who are constantly showing up.
Shaw remained in the post until May 1992, when he was appointed director of the show.
He was still in his 80s – this time looking for the next NBA Phenom as a 76er scout.