Dan Panaggio always had an eye for talent and a knack for developing it. Panaggio started out as an assistant coach for the Quad-City Thunder of the Continental Basketball Association under his father, Mauro, then graduated to coaching the Thunder himself for nine seasons. He was a quirky, unassuming, little guy but he knew his stuff. He won CBA titles in 1994 and 1998 and later held assistant coaching jobs at Indiana, Oklahoma and Marquette and with the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers, then served as director of pro scouting for the Phoenix Suns.