Ray  Scott

Ray Scott

Philly native Ray Scott was chosen as the 4th pick in the 1961 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. He spent six years with the Pistons as a stand-out rebounder and deadly shooter from the perimeter, and another five years playing for the Baltimore Bullets and the Virginia Squires. Then, in October 1972, Scott was promoted from Assistant to Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons. Two years later he was named NBA Coach of the Year, the first African-American to win the coveted award. He’s the author of The NBA in Black and White: The Memoir of a Trailblazing NBA Player and Coach.