Jerry Reynolds (basketball, born 1944)

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For the basketball player of the same name, see Jerry Reynolds (basketball player).
Reynolds at the Oracle Arena in 2013

Jerry Owen Reynolds (born January 29, 1944)[1] is an American former professional basketball coach and current executive in the NBA.[2]

He coached the Sacramento Kings for two different stretches; once in 1987 and from 1988 through 1989. He also served as the team's general manager. Jerry Reynolds served as general manager of the Sacramento Monarchs WNBA team, a post from which he retired in 2003.

In 2005, Jerry Reynolds wrote a book about his 20 years of experiences with the Kings called Reynolds Remembers Tales from the Sacramento Kings.

As of the 2012-13 NBA season, Reynolds is a broadcaster for the Kings, alongside Grant Napear, and its director of player personnel.

Prior to his NBA tenure, Reynolds enjoyed a successful coaching career in the college ranks; he was part of the staff at Vincennes University when the Trailblazers won the 1970 NJCAA National title. Later, he was on Roger Kaiser's staff at West Georgia College when the Braves won the 1974 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[3]

In 1975, he was named the Head Coach of the Rockhurst University Hawks; he joined the Kansas City Kings franchise in 1984.

Reynolds is a graduate of Vincennes University and Oakland City University; he was awarded an Honorary Doctorage in 1990 from Vincennes.[4] He lives in Roseville, CA with his wife Dodie; they married in 1968.[2]

He was inducted in the University of West Georgia Hall of Fame in 1991.


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