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Matt Guokas, Sr.
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    He wasn't wearing his seatbelt, which could have saved him from sustaining career ending injuries.
    His basketball career was overshadowed by that of his son's.
    He was used as a bench player in his lone season with the Warriors.
    Despite being considered a sports icon in Philadelphia, he wasn't well known in mainstream circles.
    His broadcasting career took place during the lean years of Philadelphia's pro teams.
    He and Matt Jr. are the first father/son tandem to be a member of an NBA championship team.
    He worked various blue collar jobs in the off-season such as a milkman and a ball bearing inspector.
    He had his left leg amputated above the knee as a result of the car crash.
    He found a second life as a broadcaster in the years following the accident.
    He served as the Eagles public address announcer for 32 years, prior to making the switch into broadcasting.

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