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DeBusschere dies of heart attack

Updated: June 11, 2003, 11:17 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Dave DeBusschere, the defensive cornerstone of two championship teams who also was the NBA's youngest coach and the last commissioner of the rival ABA, died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 62.

DeBusschere collapsed on a Manhattan street and died at NYU Downtown Hospital, the NBA said.

A two-sport star at the University of Detroit, DeBusschere went from the court to the front office to the Hall of Fame and was one of a handful of players to reach the major leagues ...

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