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Chaney on Atlantic Ten Legends' list

Former Temple coach John Chaney was named Tuesday to the Atlantic Ten Conference inaugural Men's Basketball Legends' list.

Chaney on Atlantic Ten Legends' list

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John Chaney guided the Temple men’s basketball program to 17 NCAA tournament appearances. (Dan Loh/AP File)
John Chaney guided the Temple men’s basketball program to 17 NCAA tournament appearances. (Dan Loh/AP File)

Former Temple coach John Chaney was named Tuesday to the Atlantic Ten Conference inaugural Men's Basketball Legends' list.

Chaney and the 15 other members of the 2013 class will be honored at the A-10 tourney on March 16 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. 

“The considerable contributions each of these gentlemen made to their institution and its basketball program played an important role in shaping the foundation of men’s basketball in the Atlantic 10,” A-10 commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said in a press release. “Whether it was building a program that eventually became a founding member or furthering the conference as it grew into a basketball power, each of the honorees is a part of the fabric of A-10 history and we’re thrilled to be able to honor them.”

Chaney retired in 2006 after a 34-year coaching career - the last 24 at Temple.

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The Hall of Fame coach had 741 wins - including a 516-252 record on North Broad Street.  He made 17 NCAA tournament appearances, five NCAA regional finals and was named national coach of the year twice. Chaney also won seven A-10 titles.

Former La Salle player and coach Tom Gola, former St. Joe's forward Mike Bantom, former Massachusetts guard Lou Roe and former Virginia Commonwealth guard Gerald Henderson are the other members of the class with local ties. Henderson had a stint with the 76ers, while Roe played at Atlantic City High.

Here's a list of the inaugural Men's Basketball Legends' class, courtesy of the A-10:

Name

School

Years

Position

Hometown

Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle

Butler

1926-42; 1945-70

Head Coach

Logansport, Ind.

Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell

Charlotte

1974-77

Center

Kinston, N.C.

Donald "Monk" Meineke

Dayton

1949-52

Center

Dayton, Ohio

Chuck Cooper

Duquesne

1947-50

Forward

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Johnny Bach

Fordham

1942-48; 1950-68

Guard/Forward; Head Coach

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Arnold "Red" Auerbach

George Washington

1937-40

Guard

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Tom Gola

La Salle

1951-55; 1968-70

Forward; Head Coach

Philadelphia, Pa.

Lou Roe

Massachusetts

1991-95

Forward

Atlantic City, N.J.

Steve Chubin

Rhode Island

1962-64; 1965-66

Guard

Forest Hills, N.Y.

Johnny Newman

Richmond

1981-86

Forward

Danville, Va.

Earl Belcher

St. Bonaventure

1978-81

Forward

Syracuse, N.Y.

Mike Bantom

Saint Joseph's

1970-73

Forward

Philadelphia, Pa.

Anthony Bonner

Saint Louis

1986-90

Forward/Center

St. Louis, Mo.

John Chaney

Temple

1982-2006

Head Coach

Philadelphia, Pa.

Gerald Henderson

VCU

1974-78

Guard

Richmond, Va.

George "Skip" Prosser

Xavier

1994-2001

Head Coach

Wheeling, W. Va.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

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