Frank Hamblen

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Frank Hamblen
Frank Hamblen in 2008.jpg
Hamblen in 2008.
Personal information
Born (1947-04-16) April 16, 1947 (age 67)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Nationality American
Career information
High school Garfield (Terre Haute, Indiana)
College Syracuse (1966–1969)
Coaching career 1969–2011
Career history
As coach:
19691972 San Diego/Houston Rockets (assistant)
19721977 Denver Rockets (assistant)
19771987 Kansas City/Sacramento Kings (assistant)
19871996 Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
1991–1992 Milwaukee Bucks (interim)
19961999 Chicago Bulls (assistant)
19992011 Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
2005 Los Angeles Lakers (interim)
Career highlights and awards

Frank Alan Hamblen, II (born April 16, 1947)[1] is an American basketball coach and scout. He played college basketball at Syracuse.

Early life[edit]

Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, Hamblen graduated from Garfield High School in Terre Haute in 1965.[1][2] 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.

College career[edit]

Hamblen graduated from Syracuse University in 1969. On the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team, Hamblen earned three letters and was team captain as a senior.[2] Hamblen averaged 4.6 points per game as a senior.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

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.[4]

Legend
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marcus, Jeff, Hamblen, Frank A., II, A Biographical Directory of Professional Basketball Coaches (Scarecrow Press) 
  2. ^ a b "Frank Hamblen". Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/syracuse/1969.html
  4. ^ McMenamin, Dave (June 29, 2011). "Lakers hire John Kuester". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on December 16, 2011. 

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