Henry Bibby

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Henry Bibby
Henry Bibby.jpg
Bibby from 1971 UCLA yearbook
Personal information
Born (1949-11-24) November 24, 1949 (age 64)
Franklinton, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school B.F. Person-Albion
(Franklinton, North Carolina)
College UCLA (1968–1972)
NBA draft 1972 / Round: 4 / Pick: 58th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro playing career 1972–1981
Position Point guard
Number 17, 45, 14, 15, 10
Career history
As player:
19721975 New York Knicks
19741976 New Orleans Jazz
19761980 Philadelphia 76ers
1980–1981 San Diego Clippers
As coach:
1980s Winnipeg Thunder (CBA)
1996–2005 USC
2005 Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
20062008 Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
20092013 Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)
2013–present Detroit Pistons (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 5,775 (8.6 ppg)
Rebounds 1,581 (2.3 rpg)
Assists 2,259 (3.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Charles Henry Bibby (born November 24, 1949) is a former professional basketball player.

His brother, Jim Bibby, was a Major League Baseball pitcher, and his son, Mike Bibby, was a point guard in the National Basketball Association.

Playing career[edit]

As a starting point guard, Bibby and the UCLA Bruins won three straight NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships (1970–1972) under head coach John Wooden. Bibby helped lead the Bruins through the first 47 games of an 88-game winning streak and was named an All-American his senior year.

In the 1972 NBA Draft, Bibby was drafted in the fourth round by the New York Knicks and in the second round of the 1972 ABA Draft by the Carolina Cougars. Bibby opted to play for the Knicks and was with the team for two-and-a-half seasons, which included an NBA title in 1973.

Bibby spent nine seasons in the NBA, and was a part of the 1977 and 1980 Philadelphia 76ers teams that made the NBA Finals but lost both times.

Coaching career[edit]

Bibby started his coaching career in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and won two championships in 1982 and 1989. He coached the Winnipeg Thunder.

In 1996, he was named coach of the men's basketball team at the University of Southern California (USC), and kept that position for nine seasons. Bibby had an overall won-loss record of 131-111 at USC. He led his 1997, 2001 and 2002 teams to the NCAA tournament, including an "Elite Eight" appearance in 2001. He was fired four games into his ninth season.

In April 2005, he was named head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). After 28 games, he was replaced by his assistant coach, Joe Bryant.

On January 17, 2006, Bibby was hired by the Philadelphia 76ers as an assistant coach on Maurice Cheeks' staff and remained there until the end of the 2007-2008 season, when his contract was not renewed. In February 2009 he was hired by the Memphis Grizzlies as an assistant coach. He remained with the team until 2013, when he joined the Detroit Pistons' coaching staff.[1]

Personal[edit]

Bibby is the brother of Jim Bibby, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, and father of Mike Bibby, who played in the NBA. Henry Bibby and son Mike are one of four father-son duos to each win an NCAA basketball championship.[note 1][2] Henry and Mike were initially estranged after Henry divorced from Mike's mother, leading Mike to publicly state "My father is not part of my life" after winning the NCAA title in 1997, but they later reconnected starting in 2002 as Mike was reaching his peak in the NBA.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
USC Trojans (Pacific-10 Conference) (1996–2004)
1995–96 USC 1–9 1–9 8th
1996–97 USC 17–11 12–6 T–2nd NCAA First Round
1997–98 USC 9–19 5–13 8th
1998–99 USC 15–13 7–11 T–7th
1999–00 USC 16–14 9–9 6th
2000–01 USC 24–10 11–7 T–4th NCAA Elite Eight
2001–02 USC 22–10 12–6 T–2nd NCAA First Round
2002–03 USC 13–17 6–12 T–6th
2003–04 USC 13–15 8–10 6th
2004–05 USC 2–2
USC: 132–120 (.524) 71–83 (.461)
Total: 132–120 (.524)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The others are Marques and Kris Johnson, Scott and Sean May, and Derek and Nolan Smith.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Karleen Thompson
Los Angeles Sparks Head Coach
2005
Succeeded by
Joe Bryant