An American basketball coach who was better known for his nickname as "Dr. Jack". He was also coach of the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA Title. He was son to Anne and John. When he was still in grade school he was inspired by his parents to participate in sports. In 1942 he completed his graduation from Upper Darby High School. He was very good basketball, baseball and soccer player in high school for which he was inducted into the school's Wall of Fame. He started his career by coaching high school and minor-league ranks. In 1955 he was hired as head coach at St Joseph's. He also worked as sport broadcaster for the Miami Heat, ESPN TV, Indiana Pacers and ESPN Radio. He is listed among the respected coaches in NBA history. He died in April 28, 2014 due to cancer. He was also awarded with Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award.
Talking about his marital status, he was happily married man. He was father of two children form his marriage. Both of his children earned doctoral degrees and both of them teach in the college. Beside his wife, he was never involved in any kind of extra marital affairs. He was maintaining very smooth and strong relationship with his wife and family but due to some personal issues, the couple got divorced after 61 years long marriage. Due to his death NBA has certainly lost one of the most valuable persons.