John Bach
College - Fordham

This season marks Bach’s 53rd year in coaching and 26th year in the NBA … returns to Chicago for his 11th season on the Bulls sidelines, the third season of his second stint in the Windy City … prior to his return to Chicago, he spent three seasons as an assistant in Washington – one under Leonard Hamilton (2000-01) and two on Doug Collins’ staff (2001-03) … prior to Washington, Johnny also served under Collins in Detroit from 1996-98 … he also spent two seasons on Allan Bristow’s staff with the Charlotte Hornets from 1994-96 … originally spent eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Bulls from 1986-94 under the direction of both Doug Collins (1986-89) and Phil Jackson (1989-94) … during his first tenure with the Bulls, the franchise captured its first three World Championships (1991-93) … before his first coaching appearance in Chicago on June 20, 1986, Bach was an assistant coach with Golden State … named head coach of the Warriors during the 1983-84 season … served as an assistant coach at the controversial 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany and the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia … played professionally for the 1948-49 Boston Celtics team … a 1948 graduate of Fordham University and a member of the school’s Hall of Fame … also inducted into the Hall of Fame at Brown University and the New York City Hall of Fame … served in World War II, along with his father , Lt. Col. J.C. Bach, and his late twin brother, Neil, whose plane was lost at sea during the war … Johnny’s wife, Mary, is a practicing attorney.



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