Johnny Egan was a professional basketball player who played for various teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) during his career. Egan was born on October 31, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York, and attended the University of Providence in Rhode Island. He was a standout player in college and was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1961 NBA draft.

Egan played for the Pistons for two seasons before being traded to the Cincinnati Royals in 1963. He played for the Royals for one season before being traded to the San Francisco Warriors in 1964. Egan played for the Warriors for two seasons before being traded to the Baltimore Bullets in 1966.

Egan played for the Bullets for four seasons and was a key player on the team. He was known for his quickness and his ability to score from anywhere on the court. Egan was also a solid defender and was often tasked with guarding the opposing team's best player.

In 1970, Egan was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he played for one season before being traded to the Houston Rockets in 1971. Egan played for the Rockets for two seasons before being traded back to the Lakers in 1973.

Egan played for the Lakers for two seasons before retiring from the NBA in 1976. He finished his career with a total of 7,441 points, 1,862 rebounds, and 2,981 assists.

After retiring from the NBA, Egan became a coach and worked as an assistant coach for the New Orleans Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs. He also worked as a scout for the Spurs and was instrumental in the team's success during the 1990s.

Egan was known for his dedication to the game of basketball and his work ethic. He was a beloved figure in the NBA and was respected by his peers and fans alike. Egan passed away on October 3, 2020, at the age of 80. He will be remembered as one of the great players and coaches in the history of the NBA.