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Jack Haley dies at 51; O.C. surfer played basketball at UCLA and in NBA
Jack Haley dies at 51; O.C. surfer played basketball at UCLA and in NBA

Jack Haley, who went from surfer to the UCLA basketball team to the NBA, has died. He was 51. Haley died Monday at Los Alamitos Medical Center from heart disease, his family said. In a statement Tuesday, Haley's family said, "He cherished every moment and gave 100% whether on or off the court. And more than anything, Jack dearly loved his family. We are humbled and grateful for the outpouring of love, support and prayers from around the country." The son of a world-class surfer, the 6-foot-10 Haley did not play basketball in high school. He picked up the sport at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, then spent three seasons at UCLA. He was taken in the fourth round...

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