Scotty Robertson, the first head coach in the history of the Jazz, died Thursday in Ruston, La., after a long battle with cancer.
He was 81.
Robertson lasted 15 games as the head coach of the expansion New Orleans Jazz, who opened their inaugural season of 1974-75 season with 11 straight losses. The Jazz got the first win in franchise history on Nov. 10, 1974, when Pete Maravich scored 30 points in a 102-101 victory over Portland. Just six days later, however, Robertson was fired. His dismissal came after a 130-104 loss dropped the Jazz's record to 1-14.