Eugene William “Gene” Shue (born December 18, 1931) is a retired American professional basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his playing days he was a 6’2″ (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) guard.
Shue then served 23 years as a head coach in the league. As the Baltimore Bullets coach he guided them to the NBA Finals in 1971 but got swept by the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar/Oscar Robertson-led Milwaukee Bucks. He guided the Philadelphia 76ers, which had the worst record in NBA history in 1973, to the 1977 NBA Finals, but eventually lost to the Bill Walton-led Portland Trail Blazers. Shue finished his coaching career with a regular season record of 784-861 while going 30-47 in the playoffs. His 784 wins are the 16th most in NBA history and his 861 losses are the sixth most in NBA history. Gene Shue was twice named NBA Coach of the Year.
Shue, who now lives in Marina del Rey, California, currently is a scout for the 76ers.
Career highlights and awards
5× NBA All-Star (1958–1962)
All-NBA First Team (1960)
All-NBA Second Team (1961)
First-team All-ACC (1954)
2× NBA Coach of the Year (1969, 1982)