Kevin Loughery Inducted in 1997

Coach Inducted in 1997
Kevin Loughery Kevin Loughery, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 1997
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Kevin Michael Loughery a Brooklyn native attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. Later, he played for Boston College (1958-59), and St John's (1960-62).

In 1962 he was drafted in the NBA in the 2nd round, the 11th overall pick selected by the Detroit Pistons (1962-63). Loughery played for the Baltimore Bullets (1963-71), and the Philadelphia 76ers (1971-73.

As a coach he coached the Philadelphia 76ers (1973), New York/New Jersey Nets (1973-80), Atlanta Hawks (1981-83), Chicago Bulls (1983-85), Washington Bullets (1986-88), and  Miami Heat (1992-94).

Loughhery was a player's coach, with superstar Julius Erving, Loughery won two ABA championships in three seasons.  In his second season with rookie Michael Jordan, the Bulls made the playoffs. In the book The Jordan Rules Michael was quoted as saying that Loughery was a fun coach, one of the best he ever played for, and that Loughery allowed him to free-lance and play the style he wanted. Career highlights as a coach 2× ABA champion (1974, 1976).