List of Los Angeles Clippers head coaches

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The Clippers have played their home games at the Staples Center since 1999.

The Los Angeles Clippers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Clippers joined the NBA in 1970 as an expansion team. The team has had three names since its inception: the Buffalo Braves (1970–1978), the San Diego Clippers (1978–1984), and the Los Angeles Clippers (1984–present). The Clippers are the oldest franchise in the NBA to have never reached the league finals.[2] The team has played its home games at the Staples Center since 1999.[3] The Clippers are owned by Steve Ballmer, and Dave Wohl is their general manager.

There have been 25 head coaches for the Clippers. The franchise's first head coach was Dolph Schayes, who coached for 83 games in two seasons. Mike Dunleavy is the franchise's all-time leader in regular-season games coached (492) and regular-season games won (194). Jack Ramsay is the franchise's all-time leader in playoff games coached (22), and playoff games won (9). Ramsay, Larry Brown, Bill Fitch, Dunleavy, Vinny Del Negro, and Doc Rivers are the only coaches to have reached the playoffs with the Clippers. Ramsay and Fitch were also named as two of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History in 1996.[4] Ramsay and Brown are the only Clippers coaches to have been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach.[5][6] The most recent head coach of the Clippers is Doc Rivers.


Key[edit]

GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
# Number of coaches
* Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the Braves/Clippers
dagger Elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2018–19 season.

# Name Term GC W L Win% GC W L Win% Achievements Reference
Regular season Playoffs
Buffalo Braves
1 Dolph Schayes 19701971 83 22 61 .265 0 0 0 [7]
2 Johnny McCarthy* 1971–1972 81 22 59 .272 0 0 0 [8]
3 Jack Ramsaydagger 19721976 328 158 170 .482 22 9 13 .409 One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history (1996)[4] [5]
4 Tates Locke* 1976–1977 46 16 30 .348 0 0 0 [9]
5 Bob MacKinnon 1977 7 3 4 .429 0 0 0 [10]
6 Joe Mullaney 1977 29 11 18 .379 0 0 0 [11]
7 Cotton Fitzsimmons 1977–1978 82 27 55 .329 0 0 0 [12]
San Diego Clippers
8 Gene Shue 19781980 164 78 86 .476 0 0 0 [13]
9 Paul Silas 19801983 246 78 168 .317 0 0 0 [14]
10 Jim Lynam 1983–1984 82 30 52 .366 0 0 0 [15]
Los Angeles Clippers
Jim Lynam 1984–1985 61 22 39 .361 0 0 0 [15]
11 Don Chaney 19851987 185 53 132 .286 0 0 0 [16]
Gene Shue 19871989 120 27 93 .225 0 0 0 [13]
12 Don Casey 19891990 126 41 85 .325 0 0 0 [17]
13 Mike Schuler 19901992 127 52 75 .409 0 0 0 [18]
14 Mack Calvin* 1992 2 1 1 .500 0 0 0 [19]
15 Larry Browndagger 19921993 117 64 53 .547 10 4 6 .400 [6]
16 Bob Weiss 1993–1994 82 27 55 .329 0 0 0 [20]
17 Bill Fitchdagger 19941998 328 99 229 .302 3 0 3 .000 One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history (1996)[4] [21]
18 Chris Ford 19982000 95 20 75 .211 0 0 0 [22]
19 Jim Todd* 2000 37 4 33 .108 0 0 0 [23]
20 Alvin Gentry 20002003 222 89 133 .401 0 0 0 [24]
21 Dennis Johnson* 2003 24 8 16 .333 0 0 0 [25]
22 Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 20032010 541 215 326 .397 12 7 5 .583 [26]
23 Kim Hughes* 2010 33 8 25 .242 0 0 0 [27]
24 Vinny Del Negro 20102013 230 128 102 .557 17 6 11 .353 [28]
25 Doc Rivers 2013–present 492 307 185 .624 46 20 26 .435 [29]

References[edit]

General
  • "Los Angeles Clippers Coach Register". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 27, 2009.
Specific
  1. ^ "2008-2009 Division Regular Season Standings". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on January 7, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2009.
  2. ^ "Team Index". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on May 4, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  3. ^ "About Staples Center". Staples Center. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "Top 10 Coaches in NBA History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive. Archived from the original on January 17, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Jack Ramsay Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on January 17, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  6. ^ a b "Larry Brown Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on August 6, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  7. ^ "Dolph Schayes Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on September 15, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  8. ^ "Johnny McCarthy Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  9. ^ "Tates Locke Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  10. ^ "Bob MacKinnon Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on September 20, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  11. ^ "Joe Mullaney Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  12. ^ "Cotton Fitzsimmons Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  13. ^ a b "Gene Shue Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on October 7, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  14. ^ "Paul Silas Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  15. ^ a b "Jim Lynam Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  16. ^ "Don Chaney Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  17. ^ "Don Casey Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on September 20, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  18. ^ "Mike Schuler Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  19. ^ "Mack Calvin Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  20. ^ "Bob Weiss Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  21. ^ "Bill Fitch Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on January 17, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  22. ^ "Chris Ford Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  23. ^ "Jim Todd Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  24. ^ "Alvin Gentry Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on February 18, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  25. ^ "Dennis Johnson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  26. ^ "Mike Dunleavy Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
  27. ^ "Kim Hughes Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
  28. ^ "Vinny Del Negro Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  29. ^ "Doc Rivers Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2014.