Donnis was a Converse rep in Detroit MI and established himself as a true Converse legend. Donnis is a no-nonsense person and one of the toughest competitors to ever play the game. When Loretta Lynn sings Coalminer’s Daughter and mentions “Butcher Holler” she’s talking about Donnis’ folks in the coal mining hills of Eastern Kentucky.
Donnis (Donnie) Butcher (born February 8, 1936 in Williamsport, Kentucky) is a former basketball player and coach. A 6’1" guard from Pikeville College, Butcher was selected by the New York Knickerbockers in the 7th round of the 1961 NBA Draft. He played five years in the NBA, for both the Knicks and the Detroit Pistons.