Donnie Butcher

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Donnie Butcher
Personal information
Born (1936-02-06)February 6, 1936
Williamsport, Kentucky
Died October 8, 2012(2012-10-08) (aged 76)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Meade (Williamsport, Kentucky)
College Pikeville
NBA draft 1961 / Round: 7 / Pick: 60th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1961–1966
Position Guard
Number 19, 24
Career history
As player:
19611963 New York Knicks
1963–1966 Detroit Pistons
As coach:
19671968 Detroit Pistons
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,696 (6.1 ppg)
Rebounds 821 (2.9 rpg)
Assists 585 (2.1 apg)
Stats at

Donnis "Donnie" Butcher (February 8, 1936 – October 8, 2012) was an American basketball player and coach. A 6'1" guard from Pikeville College, Butcher was selected by the New York Knickerbockers in the seventh round of the 1961 NBA Draft. He played five years in the National Basketball Association (NBA), for both the Knicks and the Detroit Pistons. He was the head coach of the Pistons from 1967 to 1968, posting a 52–60 record spread across three seasons. Butcher died in October 2012.[1]


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