Frank Hamblen

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Frank Hamblen (born 1947) is a National Basketball Association (NBA) coach and scout, and a former college basketball player at Syracuse University (1966-1969), where he was a 3-year letterman and was named captain his Senior season.

Hamblen is a graduate of Terre Haute Garfield High School, graduating in 1965. As a Sophomore, he was a reserve guard on the 1963 IHSAA State Finals team that was defeated by South Bend Central, 72-45 in the first game of the semi-final round. He finished as the Purple Eagles' #3 scorer behind 3-time All-American Terry Dischinger and Hall of Famer Clyde Lovellette. Hamblen was recognized among the top 12 high school basketball players in Indiana and 25 years later was named to the Silver Anniversary Team in 1990 by the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame.

He has served as an interim head coach for two different teams; for the Milwaukee Bucks in 1992 and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2005. He also has served as an assistant coach on four NBA teams (Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers), often alongside Phil Jackson. Hamblen has been an assistant coach on seven championship teams, two with Jackson's Bulls and five with Jackson's Lakers. Jackson retired after the 2010–11 season, and Hamblen's contract with the Lakers expired as well.[1]

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
MIL 1991–92 65 23 42 .354 6th in Central Missed Playoffs
LAL 2004–05 39 10 29 .256 4th in Pacific Missed Playoffs
Career 104 33 71 .317 0 0 0 0


  1. ^ McMenamin, Dave (June 29, 2011). "Lakers hire John Kuester". Archived from the original on December 16, 2011. 

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