1957 Topps #26 Gene Shue Rookie Pistons PSA 7

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.[2] 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)
As coach:

2× NBA Coach of the Year (1969, 1982)