John William Bach is a former professional basketball player and a coach. This 6’2 athlete played basketball in Fordham University and Brown during his college days. He was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1948 Basketball Association of America Draft and played around 24 games for the Celtics.
By 1950, he became the youngest head coaches in the nation at a major college when he took the job of coaching at Fordham. Here, he spend 18 years and took seven Ram teams to post season tourneys, prior to starting a successful career at Penn State.
Later on, he coached the Golden State Warriors for three years and also served as an interim coach in 1980. Afterwards, he was the full time coach from 1983 to 1986.
He joined the Chicago Bulls as an assistant in 1986. After few success victories and coaching job, he retired in 2006. After his retirement, he pursued his hobby of painting, thirty two of which, were put on display at the Seven Gallery in 2007.