Suns induct former coach MacLeod into Ring of Honor
Apr 19, 2012, 6:11 AM | Updated: 7:17 am
The Phoenix Suns inducted former coach John MacLeod into
their Ring of Honor Wednesday.
MacLeod, who coached the Suns from 1973-1987, is the
winningest coach in franchise history with a total of 579
The induction ceremony took place at halftime of the Suns’
109-97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“The Phoenix Suns are proud to induct John MacLeod into
the Suns Ring of Honor,” said Suns Managing Partner Robert
Sarver in a release from the team. “Coach MacLeod played
an instrumental role in our organization’s legacy of
success, so it’s only appropriate to put his name up
alongside the other Suns legends.”
MacLeod coached the Suns to the NBA Finals in 1976, and
holds the team record for NBA Playoff appearances with
nine and playoff victories with 37. His 707 career
coaching victories place him among the NBA’s top 20 all-
time wins leaders.
MacLeod joins Alvan Adams, Charles Barkley, Tom Chambers,
Jerry Colangelo, Walter Davis, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Connie
Hawkins, Kevin Johnson, Dan Majerle, Joe Proski, Dick Van
Arsdale and Paul Westphal in in the Ring of Honor.