Kevin Loughery is a former professional basketball player and coach who had a successful career in the sport. He played for the Baltimore Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, and Cincinnati Royals during his playing career, which spanned over a decade. Loughery was known for his scoring ability and was a key player on several successful teams.

After retiring from playing, Loughery transitioned into coaching and had a long and successful career in that role as well. He coached several NBA teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls, Washington Bullets, and Miami Heat. Loughery was known for his ability to motivate his players and get the most out of them, and he led several of his teams to the playoffs.

One of Loughery's most notable coaching achievements came in 1976, when he led the New York Nets to the ABA championship. The team was led by superstar Julius Erving, and Loughery's coaching helped them to defeat the Denver Nuggets in the finals. Loughery also coached the Miami Heat during their inaugural season in 1988, and he helped to build the foundation for the team's future success.

Throughout his career, Loughery was known for his competitive spirit and his ability to get the most out of his players. He was a respected figure in the basketball world and was known for his dedication to the sport. Loughery's legacy as both a player and a coach has had a lasting impact on the game of basketball, and he will always be remembered as one of the sport's greats.