Jack Haley with Phil Jackson in 1996.Getty Images

Before Brian Scalabrine, there was Mark Madsen. Before Mark Madsen, there was Jack Haley.

NBA fans have long loved the benchwarmer and Haley took things to a different level during memorable stints with the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls in the 1990s.

Haley passed away far too young Tuesday, falling victim to heart disease at the age of 51.

Haley's former teammate Scottie Pippen tweeted out Tuesday, "Very sorry to hear my old teammate Jack Haley, has passed away. Great guy who I stayed in touch with over the years. RIP.


Haley scored 1,180 points in the NBA.

Here is video of Haley "going off" Haley-style against the Pistons