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John Matthew MacLeod (born October 3, 1937 in New Albany, Indiana) is an American former basketball coach in the National Basketball Association. He has coached three different NBA teams; from 1973 through 1987, he coached the Phoenix Suns. The next year, he was hired by the Dallas Mavericks as head coach, a position he held for a bit over two years. In addition, he coached the New York Knicks for part of the 1990-1991 season.

MacLeod had considerable success with Phoenix, but his teams did not win it all in the playoffs - they lost once in the NBA Finals, and twice at the Western Conference level.

Preceded by
Bob Stevens
Oklahoma Head Men's Basketball Coach
1967–1974
Succeeded by
Joe Ramsay
Preceded by
Jerry Colangelo
Phoenix Suns Head Coach
1974–1987
Succeeded by
Dick Van Arsdale
Preceded by
Dick Motta
Dallas Mavericks head coach
1987–1989
Succeeded by
Richie Adubato
Preceded by
Stu Jackson
New York Knicks Head Coach
1990–1991
Succeeded by
Pat Riley
Preceded by
Digger Phelps
Notre Dame Head Men's Basketball Coach
1991–1999
Succeeded by
Matt Doherty

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