Horace "Bones" McKinney

Bones McKinney (1919-1997) was born in Lowland, North Carolina and starred on Durham High School teams that won 69 straight games and three consecutive state titles.  He then attended North Carolina State for two years and the University of North Carolina  for one year, after U.S. Army service during World War II interrupted his college career. McKinney had a six-year playing career in the NBA, most of them with the now-defunct Washington Capitols. He also played for the Boston Celtics. His final year with the Capitols in the 1950-1951 season, McKinney was a player-coach, however the team folded midway through the season.

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McKinney, known for his sideline antics, would later coach the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, leading them to two Atlantic Coast Conference titles and an appearance in the Final Four in 1962. McKinney would go onto a long and successful career as a color analyst for television broadcasts of ACC basketball games.

Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame

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