John MacLeod, the coach who led the Phoenix Suns on an improbable run to the 1976 National Basketball Association finals against the Boston Celtics — a series that included one of the most memorable playoff games in N.B.A. history — died on Sunday. He was 81.
MacLeod’s son, Matt, confirmed the death to The Associated Press but did not say where he died. The elder MacLeod had Alzheimer’s disease for more than a decade.
MacLeod joined the Suns in 1973 after they had ended a 38-44 season. At the time the Suns, who joined the league in the 1968-69 season, had never won an N.B.A. playoff series.
His first two seasons in Phoenix were rocky, but in time he became the most successful coach in Suns history, going 579-543 in the regular seasons over 14 years.
MacLeod’s first winning season with the Suns ended with a 42-40 record, just enough to edge them into the 1976 playoffs. Phoenix then went on a dramatic run that culminated in their defeating the top-ranked Golden State Warriors for the Western Conference championship in seven games.
The finals against the Celtics featured a tense fifth game, with the teams tied at two games apiece, that went into triple overtime at Boston Garden and into the basketball history books.
Coming back from far behind, Phoenix tied the game at the end of regulation play and again at the end of the first overtime. Many fans swarmed the court after the Celtics star John Havlicek sunk a shot at the end of the second overtime to put Boston ahead, 111-110. But the referees ruled that a second remained on the clock and cleared the court.
The game, with an unruly capacity crowd in the stands, went into a third overtime because of a canny decision. With that one second remaining, the Suns Hall of Fame guard Paul Westphal called a timeout, even though Phoenix had none left. That cost the Suns a technical foul and gave Boston another point on a successful free throw, but it also gave the Suns the ball at center court for a final play. The Suns forward Gar Heard took the inbounds pass, shot and tied the score, 112-112.
“Credit that move to Paul Westphal,” MacLeod told The New York Times. “He thought of it while we were trying to map out a play. But with all those fans surrounding him, taunting our players and causing more fights, how could a coach coach? It was the most dangerous situation I’ve ever been in.”
In the end, the Celtics triumphed, 128-126, and won the series, four games to two. The Suns, nicknamed the Sunderella Suns for their unlikely run, went on to appear in eight more playoffs and two more Western Conference finals under MacLeod.
He had a franchise-record 37 playoff victories with the Suns and was placed in the Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor in 2012.
The Suns dismissed him in 1987, after the team started the season 22-34. He also coached the Dallas Mavericks from 1987 to 1989, taking them to the playoffs in one season, and the Knicks, in 1990-91, achieving a 32-35 record. He finished his 18-year head coaching career with a 707-657 mark.
John Matthew MacLeod was born on Oct. 3, 1937, in New Albany, Ind. He played basketball at Providence High School in Clarksville, Ind., and at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.
He was a successful head coach at the University of Oklahoma before he joined the Suns. He was later the head coach at the University of Notre Dame from 1991 until 1999. MacLeod’s son Matt played on the team for his last two seasons as coach.
After leaving Notre Dame, MacLeod returned to the Suns as an assistant coach. He was also an assistant with the Denver Nuggets and the Warriors, ending his career in 2006.
In addition to his son, his survivors include his wife, Carol, and a daughter, Kathleen.B:
本港港台马会现场直播报码SCPS【收】【容】【物】，【一】【个】【知】【名】【度】【不】【是】【很】【高】，【但】【偏】【偏】【又】【让】【人】【印】【象】【深】【刻】，【有】【着】【一】【大】【批】【忠】【诚】【粉】【丝】【的】【幻】【想】【文】【化】——【这】【句】【话】【看】【似】【有】【些】【矛】【盾】，【但】【是】【真】【的】，【就】【是】【这】【么】【个】【情】【况】。 【收】【容】【物】【文】【化】，【没】【有】【火】【影】【的】【知】【名】【度】，【也】【没】【有】【金】【庸】【小】【说】【的】【风】【靡】，【更】【没】【有】【漫】【威】【的】【家】【喻】【户】【晓】。 【但】【是】，【知】【道】【的】【人】【少】，【粉】【丝】【却】【并】【不】【少】：【不】【像】【火】【影】【那】【样】，【很】【多】【不】【看】【动】
【面】【对】【一】【片】【狼】【藉】【的】【慈】【心】【殿】，【太】【太】【皇】【太】【后】【发】【出】【杠】【铃】【一】【样】【的】【笑】【声】。 【翠】【玉】：【完】【了】，【太】【太】【皇】【太】【后】【她】【老】【人】【家】【可】【能】【已】【经】【气】【得】【面】【部】【表】【情】【肌】【神】【经】【型】【功】【能】【紊】【乱】，【能】【把】【自】【己】【的】【亲】【祖】【奶】【奶】【气】【成】【这】【样】，【江】【晖】【朗】【真】【特】【么】【不】【是】【个】【好】【东】【西】，【活】【该】【遭】【雷】【劈】，【劈】【坏】【小】1【鸡】1【鸡】。 【林】【夕】【始】【终】【牢】【记】【那】【份】【鲁】【敬】【齐】【给】【她】【的】【名】【单】，【这】【后】【宫】【里】【头】，【哪】【个】【是】【项】【家】【的】【死】【忠】，
【不】【过】，【即】【便】【如】【此】，【糯】【猛】【也】【没】【有】【解】【释】【什】【么】，【看】【到】【自】【己】【的】【属】【下】【很】【是】【听】【话】，【顺】【从】【地】【纷】【纷】【停】【了】【下】【来】，【躲】【在】【大】【树】【之】【后】，【原】【本】【有】【一】【些】【不】【快】【的】【神】【情】【明】【显】【缓】【和】【了】【许】【多】，【却】【也】【没】【有】【再】【阻】【止】【放】【正】【堂】【等】【人】。 【紧】【接】【着】，【糯】【猛】【看】【向】【那】【群】【黑】【影】【方】【向】，【忽】【然】【对】【着】【那】【数】【道】【身】【影】【高】【声】【喊】【道】：“【来】【人】【是】【阿】【拉】【干】【王】【朝】【的】【朋】【友】【吗】？” 【虽】【然】【只】【是】【极】【其】【简】【短】【的】【一】【句】
【齐】【小】【白】【听】【完】【卫】【欣】【的】【事】【情】【后】，【他】【觉】【的】【这】【个】【事】【情】【卫】【欣】【去】【找】【房】【天】【明】，【比】【来】【找】【他】【还】【好】【的】【多】。 【毕】【竟】【是】【人】【家】【房】【天】【明】【要】【嫁】【女】【人】，【又】【不】【是】【她】【嫁】【女】【儿】，【不】【过】【卫】【欣】【这】【么】【一】【闹】，【齐】【小】【白】【对】【这】【个】【李】【峰】【宝】【的】【好】【感】【度】【是】【是】【一】【直】【在】【下】【滑】。 【也】【基】【本】【上】【上】【终】【结】【了】【这】【李】【峰】【宝】【的】【仕】【途】。 【卫】【欣】【看】【着】【齐】【小】【白】：“【小】【女】【子】，【也】【去】【房】【大】【人】【府】【中】，【但】【是】【房】【大】【人】【并】【不】本港港台马会现场直播报码【刘】【邦】【是】【大】【汉】【王】【朝】【的】【建】【立】【者】，【也】【是】【历】【史】【上】【第】【一】【个】【真】【正】【中】【央】【集】【权】【的】【王】【朝】，【其】【实】【刘】【邦】【的】【汉】【朝】【以】【后】【被】【称】【为】“【封】【建】【社】【会】”，【如】【果】【扣】【字】【眼】【的】【话】，【是】【不】【太】【准】【确】【的】。【如】【果】【极】【为】【准】【确】【的】【划】【分】【的】【话】，【从】【秦】【朝】【统】【一】【天】【下】【就】【不】【是】【封】【建】【社】【会】【了】，【而】【是】【中】【央】【集】【权】【制】，【所】【以】【后】【期】【成】【为】“【封】【建】【社】【会】”【多】【指】【的】【是】【一】【种】【思】【想】。【而】【在】【汉】【朝】【刘】【邦】【时】【期】【对】【待】【女】【子】【的】【制】【度】【就】【是】【极】【其】【封】【建】【思】【想】【的】【产】【物】。
【大】【项】【军】【的】【攻】【势】【如】【潮】【水】【般】【汹】【涌】，【连】【绵】【不】【断】。 【相】【较】【之】【下】，【古】【帆】【镇】【的】【城】【墙】【仿】【佛】【千】【疮】【百】【孔】【的】【大】【堤】，【岌】【岌】【可】【危】。 【作】【为】【第】【一】【道】【防】【线】【的】【帆】【落】【郡】【铁】【甲】【军】【士】，【半】【刻】【钟】【前】【就】【已】【撤】【回】【城】【内】，【怒】【骂】【哀】【嚎】【声】【不】【绝】【于】【耳】，【沉】【重】【的】【气】【息】【压】【抑】【在】【所】【有】【人】【的】【心】【头】。 【半】【日】【前】【排】【兵】【布】【阵】【的】【守】【城】【将】【士】，【足】【足】【有】【两】【万】【七】【千】【人】，【堪】【称】【军】【中】【百】【炼】【的】【精】【锐】【之】【师】，【可】
【贼】【寇】【在】【矮】【胖】【子】【的】【带】【领】【下】，【本】【来】【已】【经】【攻】【上】【城】【墙】，【正】【在】【源】【源】【不】【断】【地】【爬】【上】【来】，【扩】【大】【立】【足】【点】。【可】【是】【现】【在】【矮】【胖】【子】【被】【罗】【飞】【羽】【三】【箭】【吓】【得】【跳】【下】【城】【墙】，【气】【势】【立】【时】【跌】【到】【谷】【底】，【再】【也】【没】【有】【刚】【才】【的】【那】【股】【势】【头】。 【罗】【飞】【羽】【挺】【枪】【过】【去】，【加】【入】【战】【团】，【铁】【枪】【所】【到】【之】【处】，【贼】【寇】【被】【扫】【得】【往】【后】【飞】【起】，【砸】【倒】【更】【多】【的】【贼】【寇】。 【一】【波】【猛】【烈】【的】【攻】【势】【之】【下】，【已】【经】【爬】【上】【城】【墙】【的】
【战】【斗】【的】【号】【令】【一】【响】，【胖】【子】【的】【脸】【色】【就】【变】【了】，【立】【刻】【就】【朝】【着】【船】【舱】【的】【厨】【房】【冲】【了】【过】【去】。 “【我】【这】【边】【炖】【了】【鱼】【汤】，【我】【先】【去】【看】【看】，【你】【们】【等】【下】【忙】【完】【了】【有】【汤】【喝】，【我】.”【胖】【子】【的】【速】【度】【很】【快】，【一】【边】【说】【着】【话】，【一】【边】【人】【已】【经】【快】【冲】【到】【了】【船】【舱】【了】。 “【少】【废】【话】。”【西】【凤】【从】【船】【舱】【边】【儿】【冲】【了】【过】【去】，【顺】【便】【就】【把】【胖】【子】【逮】【在】【了】【手】【中】，【接】【着】【就】【朝】【着】【船】【尾】【冲】【了】【过】【去】。