Johnny Davis (basketball)

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Johnny Davis
Los Angeles Lakers
Assistant coach
Personal information
Born (1955-10-21) October 21, 1955 (age 58)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Murray-Wright (Detroit, Michigan)
College Dayton (1973–1976)
NBA draft 1976 / Round: 2 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro playing career 1976–1986
Position Point guard
Number 16
Career history
As player:
19761978 Portland Trail Blazers
19781982 Indiana Pacers
19821984 Atlanta Hawks
19841986 Cleveland Cavaliers
1986 Atlanta Hawks
As coach:
1996–1997 Philadelphia 76ers
20032005 Orlando Magic
20072009 Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)
2009 Memphis Grizzlies
20092011 Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)
20112013 Toronto Raptors (assistant)
2013–present Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 9,710 (12.9 ppg)
Rebounds 1,505 (2.0 rpg)
Assists 3,368 (4.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Johnny Reginald Davis (born October 21, 1955) is a retired American professional basketball player, and currently an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played in the NBA with four teams in ten years from 1976 to 1986, winning an NBA championship in his rookie season (1976–77) with the Portland Trail Blazers. He also played for the Indiana Pacers, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 1996–97 NBA season Davis coached the Philadelphia 76ers, and he coached the Orlando Magic for nearly two seasons from 2003 to 2005. On June 21, 2007, he was named assistant coach by new Grizzlies head coach Marc Iavaroni. Davis had previously served as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

On January 22, 2009, Iavaroni was fired by Memphis GM Chris Wallace, and Davis was named interim head coach of the Grizzlies. On January 25, Lionel Hollins -- Davis' teammate on the 1977 Portland team—was named Memphis' head coach, with Davis going back to his old job as an assistant coach. From 2011 to 2013, Davis worked as an assistant with the Toronto Raptors.

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