Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Friends and families are mourning the death of John Bucci, owner of JB Hoops and Riverfront Sports in Scranton, PA, who recently passed away.
John Bucci was regarded as one of the best coaches in grassroots basketball in Pennsylvania.
We learned of his death through the following tribute posted on social media by his organisation Riverfront Sports.
To Our Valued Patrons;
It is with heavy hearts we share the news on the loss of our owner, John Bucci. We will continue with “business as usual” per his request. JB United ( Backcourt Hoops, JB Hoops and Riverfront Sports) was Coach Bucci’s favorite child. We will continue to serve the community in his name. Thank you for all your condolences, support and kind words during this time.
JB United Management Team
John Bucci Cause of Death.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Sad news today for area basketball fans as Backcourt hoops owner John Bucci passed away today. John did live TV games for us last season, coached Bishop Hannan to a state title and was instrumental in the development of top players in our area. pic.twitter.com/OBBiAAyhIM
— FOX56 Sports (@FOX56Sports) November 25, 2019
Sad to hear about the passing of one of the best coaches in grassroots basketball. John Bucci did a lot for both the boys & girls players, in northeast PA region. @JBHoopsAAU was always well prepared and played with a great deal of passion. RIP John, you will be missed.
— Coach Mike Rice (@CoachMikeRice) November 25, 2019
So sad to hear the news about John Bucci. Coach had incredible enthusiasm and passion for local basketball. His efforts impacted so many lives and built lasting relationships. He will be forever missed and never forgotten. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/MFSwoCg2NS
— LLHoops Neast Beat (@LLHoopsNEPbeat) November 25, 2019
Very sad news on the passing of John Bucci. Was one of the good guys in the basketball world. Never had any agenda, just about coaching his kids & running @JBHoopsAAU . Always enjoyed talking hoops with him. Condolences to his family & all of his players, he will surely be missed
— Bruce Hamburger (@CoachBruceHam) November 25, 2019
John Bucci did more for youth sports in the Scranton area than anybody – ever. Was also a huge lacrosse supporter and believer in the game. Awesome guy who will be missed by every coach of any sport in Northeast PA. https://t.co/jNsbTMc1j9
— Jon Knowles (@jonknowleslax) November 25, 2019
Rest In Peace, Coach John Bucci. You are a major part of our school and athletic department history. Thank you for your love and dedication to our school and for never forgetting your roots. God bless. Our condolences go out to your family, friends, fellow coaches, and former players. ❤️
RIP to NEPA basketball coach John Bucci. John was a fixture on the youth basketball scene at Backcourt Hoops in Scranton and helped me a lot (personally) in starting up our Binghamton Bulldogs youth AAU programs.
John got his start as the Head Coach of Bishop Hannon, and coached Gerry Macnamara to a state title in 2002.
Rest easy big fella, thank you for your guidance.
We are incredibly sad to hear about the passing of @JBucci02. Coach Bucci played a very large role in the youth basketball world in PA and will be greatly missed! Condolences to his family and the @JBHoopsAAU family! RIP, coach. pic.twitter.com/wdZ0JKxJYG
— Hoop Group (@TheHoopGroup) November 25, 2019