John Chaney, commanding Temple basketball coach, dies at 89
John Chaney, one of the nations leading Black coaches and a commanding figure during a Hall of Fame basketball career at Temple, has died. “Coach Chaney was like a father to me,” McKie said. AdIn 1994, he had a heated exchange following a game against UMass in which he threatened to kill coach John Calipari. “John Chaney was more than just a Hall of Fame Basketball coach. "Everybody in their lives, whether they’re in coaching, outside of coaching, or whatever profession, needs a person like coach Chaney in their life.”_____Associated Press writer Jonathan Poet contributed to this report.