Title-winning Bulls assistant Johnny Bach dies at age 91
CHICAGO (AP) Johnny Bach, whose defensive expertise as an assistant coach helped the Chicago Bulls win three NBA titles from 1991 to 1993, has died. He was 91.
The Bulls confirmed the death Monday.
Bach was the head coach of the Golden State Warriors from 1983-86 before joining the Bulls as an assistant. He also worked as an assistant for Charlotte, Detroit and Washington. He returned to the Bulls in 2003 and retired in 2006 after more than a half-century in coaching.
Bach was the coach at Fordham from 1950-68 and at Penn State from 1968-77.
John Paxson, Chicago's executive vice president of basketball operations, says Bach was ''a true treasure in the world of basketball.''