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. He was twice named national coach of the year and his teams at Temple won six Atlantic 10 conference titles. “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.