Bones McKinney

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Bones McKinney
Bones McKinney.jpeg
Personal information
Born(1919-01-01)January 1, 1919
Lowland, North Carolina
DiedMay 16, 1997(1997-05-16) (aged 78)
Raleigh, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College
Playing career1946–1952
PositionSmall forward
Number17, 29
Coaching career1950–1971
Career history
As player:
19461951Washington Capitols
19511952Boston Celtics
As coach:
1950–1951Washington Capitols
1957–1965Wake Forest
1969–1971Carolina Cougars
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points2,994
Rebounds373
Assists503
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Horace Albert "Bones" McKinney (January 1, 1919 – May 16, 1997) was an American professional basketball player and coach.[1]

A 6'6" small forward who played at both North Carolina State University (2 seasons) and the University of North Carolina (1 season, after U.S. Army service during World War II[2] interrupted his college career), McKinney had a six-year playing career in the NBA, most of them with the now-defunct Washington Capitols. He also played for the Boston Celtics. His final year with the Capitols (in the 1950–51 season), McKinney was a player-coach; the team folded midway through the season.

McKinney, known for his sideline antics, would later coach the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, leading them to two Atlantic Coast Conference titles and an appearance in the Final Four in 1962.

McKinney also coached Carolina Cougars of the American Basketball Association from 1969 through 1971. He coached them to a 42–42 record during the 1969–70 season, good for third place in the East Division. The Cougars then lost in the first round of the 1970 ABA playoffs to the Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 0. As the 1970–71 season got under way, McKinney was named a vice president of the team. After a 17–25 start, halfway through the season McKinney was replaced as head coach by his assistant coach Jerry Steele. Steele also went 17-25 for the remainder of the season for a 34–50 record that failed to get the Cougars into the 1971 ABA playoffs. During the 1970–71 season, McKinney provided color commentary for the television broadcast of the 1971 ABA All Star Game. Subsequently, McKinney would have a long and successful career as a color analyst for television broadcasts of ACC basketball games.

McKinney's picture hangs in the North Carolina History Museum's North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and one of his basketball jerseys is also displayed there.

BAA/NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1946–47 Washington 58 .279 .690 1.2 12.0
1947–48 Washington 43 .268 .644 .8 11.3
1948–49 Washington 57 .328 .706 2.0 12.7
1949–50 Washington 53 .296 .776 1.7 9.3
1950–51 Washington 10 .279 .429 1.9 .6 2.7
1950–51 Boston 34 .317 .743 5.3 2.3 6.9
1951–52 Boston 63 17.2 .325 .813 2.8 1.8 5.3
Career 318 17.2 .298 .711 3.5 1.6 9.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1947 Washington 6 .212 .647 .5 9.7
1949 Washington 10 .354 .731 .9 12.8
1950 Washington 2 .273 .800 1.5 8.0
1951 Boston 2 .440 .800 5.0 4.0 13.0
1952 Boston 3 6.7 .222 .000 2.0 .7 1.3
Career 23 6.7 .306 .708 3.2 1.1 10.1

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1957–1965)
1957–58 Wake Forest 6–17 3–11 T–7th
1958–59 Wake Forest 10–14 5–9 T–6th
1959–60 Wake Forest 21–7 12–2 T–1st
1960–61 Wake Forest 19–11 11–3 2nd NCAA University Division Regional Final
1961–62 Wake Forest 22–9 12–2 1st NCAA University Division Third Place
1962–63 Wake Forest 16–10 11–3 2nd
1963–64 Wake Forest 16–11 9–5 2nd
1964–65 Wake Forest 12–15 6–8 5th
Wake Forest: 122–94 69–43
Total: 122–94

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://pamlico.lostsoulsgenealogy.com/obits/horacemckinney.htm
  2. ^ McKinney, Horace (1988). Bones - Honk Your Horn if You Love Basketball. Garland Publications.

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