He started in 1962 as coach of the Kansas State University. Between 1970 and 1996, he trained in the U.S. professional league NBA teams, the Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Kansas City Kings and San Antonio Spurs. His overall record as an NBA coach is 832-775. After his coaching career, he was active in the management of Sun's and then as a television commentator.
Fitzsimmons died at the age of 72 from lung cancer.
- Basketball coach (United States)
- Basketball official
- Born in 1931
- Died in 2004