Bibby from 1971 UCLA yearbook
|No. 17, 45, 14, 15, 10|
November 24, 1949 |
Franklinton, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||B.F. Person-Albion
(Franklinton, North Carolina)
|NBA Draft||1972 / Round: 4 / Pick: 58th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Pro playing career||1972–1981|
|1972–1975||New York Knicks|
|1974–1976||New Orleans Jazz|
|1980–1981||San Diego Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||5,775 (8.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,581 (2.3 rpg)|
|Assists||2,259 (3.3 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
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, but was fired after 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 into the season, 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.
Bibby is the brother of Jim Bibby, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, and father of Mike Bibby, who has played in the NBA. Bibby and son Mike are one of three father-son duos to each win an NCAA basketball championship.[note 1]
Head coaching record
|USC (Pac-10) (1995–2005)|
|1996-97||USC||17–11||12-6||T–2nd||NCAA First Round|
|2000–01||USC||24–10||11–7||T-4th||NCAA Elite Eight|
|2001–02||USC||22–10||12–6||T-2nd||NCAA First Round|
|USC:||132–120 (.524)||71–83 (.461)|
National champion Conference regular season champion Conference tournament champion
|Los Angeles Sparks Head Coach