The NBRPA Mourns the Loss of Jack Haley

March 17, 2015

The NRBPA extends condolences to the family, friends, and former teammates of Jack Haley, who passed away at the age of 51.

Growing up in Huntington Beach, California and playing college basketball at UCLA, Haley was chosen with the 79th pick in the 1987 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. After spending 6 seasons in New Jersey, Los Angeles, and San Antonio, Haley returned to the Bulls in 1995.

That year, while dealing with tendinitis in his knee, Haley was a vocal supporter of a Bulls team that would win a NBA-record 72 regular season games. That year, Haley became a NBA Champion after the Bulls defeated the Seattle Supersonics.