|Born||September 15, 1917|
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
|Died||March 11, 1998 (aged 80)|
Nashua, New Hampshire
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|High school||New Kensington|
(New Kensington, Pennsylvania)
|College||Washington & Jefferson (1934–1938)|
|Number||26, 6, 14|
|1938–1939||Cleveland White Horses|
|1942–1943||Sheboygan Red Skins|
|1943–1946||Fort Wayne Pistons|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as player|
|College Basketball Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 2006
Harry Edward "Buddy" Jeannette (September 15, 1917 – March 11, 1998) was an American professional basketball player and coach.
Jeannette was widely regarded as the premier backcourt player between 1938 and 1948. He was named to the First Team of the National Basketball League (NBL) four times, and won titles with the NBL's Sheboygan Red Skins in 1943 and Fort Wayne Pistons in 1944 and 1945. Jeannette also won a title with the American Basketball League's Baltimore Bullets in 1947.
Most of his playing career came prior to the formation of the modern National Basketball Association (NBA) or its predecessor leagues; however Jeannette did serve three years as a player-coach for the original Baltimore Bullets of the Basketball Association of America (BAA). In the 1948 BAA playoffs, he became the first player-coach to win a professional championship. After his playing career ended in 1950, he coached the original Bullets for one more season. He then became the head coach at Georgetown University for four seasons, leading the team to an appearance in the 1953 National Invitation Tournament.
Jeannette returned to the ranks of professional coaching in the NBA to lead the modern Baltimore Bullets twice, once for a full season and once as an interim coach. He later would coach the American Basketball Association's Pittsburgh Pipers for part of a season.
In 1994, Jeannette was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Jeannette attended Washington and Jefferson College, in Washington, Pennsylvania.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Won an NBA championship|
|Baltimore Bullets (Basketball Association of America) (1947–1951)|
|Georgetown Hoyas (college independent) (1952–1956)|
|Baltimore Bullets (National Basketball Association) (1964–1965)|
|Baltimore Bullets (National Basketball Association) (1966–1967)|
|Pittsburgh Pipers (American Basketball Association) (1969–1970)|
Postseason invitational champion