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Kevin Michael Loughery (born March 28, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former pro basketball player and coach. He spent 11 seasons in the NBA (1962-1973), almost nine of them with the Baltimore Bullets. He became player/coach of the Philadelphia 76ers in 1973, when the team had a 4-47 record, replacing Roy Rubin . The team slightly improved under Loughery, posting a 5-26 record for the remainder of the season. Following the season, Loughery was replaced by Gene Shue. In 1976 he became head coach of the New Jersey Nets and guided them for five seasons. He later coached several other teams as well, namely Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Washington Bullets and Miami Heat. He compiled a 474-662 record during his NBA coaching career.
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