Al McGuire was a scrappy New Yorker who made his reputation in Milwaukee. After playing at St. John's University and then the New York Knicks, McGuire got into coaching.
He found his way to Marquette University where he posted a 295-80 record in 13 years and led the Warriors to the 1977 NCAA Championship. He also won a NIT title and generally because known as one of the most colorful coaches in college basketball.
After he retirement from coaching, McGuire earned a reputation as a topnotch TV analyst on a national level. He continued to make his home in Wisconsin until his death in 2001.