List of Brooklyn Nets head coaches

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Chuck Daly coached the Nets for two seasons. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994.

The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in Brooklyn, New York. They are a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team plays its home games at the Barclays Center. The franchise was founded as the New Jersey Americans in 1967, and was one of the eleven original American Basketball Association (ABA) teams. In its second ABA season, Arthur Brown, the team owner, moved the team to Long Island and renamed it the New York Nets. The team won ABA championships in 1974 and 1976. When the ABA merged with the NBA in 1976, the Nets were one of four ABA teams admitted into the NBA. The team was moved to the Rutgers Athletic Center in New Jersey; after the 1976–77 NBA season, the team was renamed the New Jersey Nets. Since they joined the NBA, the Nets have won 4 divisional championships, 2 conference championships and appeared in the playoffs 16 times.[1][2] The Nets moved to Brooklyn in 2012, and now play as the Brooklyn Nets.

There have been 23 head coaches for the Nets franchise. The franchise's first head coach was Max Zaslofsky, who led the team for two seasons. Kevin Loughery is the only Nets coach to have led the team to a championship; the Nets won ABA championships in 1974 and 1976 during his tenure.[3] Loughery is the franchise's all-time leader in regular-season games coached (615) and wins (297); P. J. Carlesimo is the franchise's all-time leader in regular-season winning percentage (.648).[3][4] Byron Scott is the franchise's all-time leader in playoff games coached (40) and wins (25), as well as playoff-game winning percentage (.625).[5] Chuck Daly and Bill Fitch were selected as two of the top 10 coaches in NBA history.[6] Daly, Brown and Lou Carnesecca are the only Nets coaches to have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as coaches.[7][8][9] Zaslofsky, York Larese, Lou Carnesecca, Dave Wohl, Beard, John Calipari, Tom Barrise, and Kiki Vandeweghe spent their entire coaching careers with the Nets/Americans.[10][9][11][12][13]

Key[edit]

GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
# Number of coaches[a]
* Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the Americans/Nets
dagger Elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach
*dagger Elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach
and spent entire NBA head coaching career with the Americans/Nets

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2013–14 season

# Name Term[b] GC W L Win% GC W L Win% Achievements Reference
Regular season Playoffs
1 Zaslofsky, MaxMax Zaslofsky* 1967–1969 156 53 103 .400 [14]
2 Larese, YorkYork Larese* 1969–1970 84 39 45 .464 7 3 4 .429 [10]
3 Carnesecca, LouLou Carnesecca*dagger 1970–1973 252 114 138 .452 30 13 17 .433 [9]
4 Loughery, KevinKevin Loughery 1973–1980 615 297 318 .483 34 21 13 .618 2 ABA championships (1974, 1976) [3]
5 MacKinnon, BobBob MacKinnon 1980–1981 47 12 35 .255 [15]
6 Brown, LarryLarry Browndagger 19811983 158 91 67 .576 2 0 2 .000 [8]
7 Blair, BillBill Blair 1983 6 2 4 .333 2 0 2 .000 [16]
8 Albeck, StanStan Albeck 19831985 164 87 77 .530 14 5 9 .357 [17]
9 Wohl, DaveDave Wohl* 19851987 179 65 114 .363 3 0 3 .000 [11]
MacKinnon, BobBob MacKinnon 1987–1988 39 10 29 .256 [15]
10 Reed, WillisWillis Reed 19881989 110 33 77 .300 [18]
11 Fitch, BillBill Fitch 19891992 246 83 163 .337 4 1 3 .250 One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history[6] [19]
12 Daly, ChuckChuck Dalydagger 19921994 164 88 76 .537 9 3 6 .333 One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history[6] [7]
13 Beard, ButchButch Beard* 19941996 164 60 104 .366 [12]
14 Calipari, JohnJohn Calipari* 19961999 184 72 112 .391 3 0 3 .000 [13]
15 Casey, DonDon Casey 19992000 112 44 68 .393 [20]
16 Scott, ByronByron Scott 20002004 288 149 139 .517 40 25 15 .625 [5]
17 Frank, LawrenceLawrence Frank 20042009 466 225 241 .483 38 18 20 .474 [21]
18 Barrise, TomTom Barrise* 2009 2 0 2 .000 [22]
19 Vandeweghe, KikiKiki Vandeweghe* 2009–2010 64 12 52 .188 [23]
20 Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson 20102012 176 60 116 .341 [24]
21 Carlesimo, P. J.P. J. Carlesimo 2012–2013 54 35 19 .648 7 3 4 .429 [4]
22 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd 2013–2014 82 44 38 .537 12 5 7 .417 [25]
23 Hollins, LionelLionel Hollins 2014 .--- .--

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Americans/Nets. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season, except for the seasons spent in the ABA.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "New Jersey Nets History". CBS Sports. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey Nets History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved November 23, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Kevin Loughery Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "P. J. Carlesimo Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Byron Scott Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c "Top 10 Coaches in NBA History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Chuck Daly Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Larry Brown Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b c "Lou Carnesecca Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "York Larese Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "Dave Wohl Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Butch Beard Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  13. ^ a b "John Calipari Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Max Zaslofsky Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  15. ^ a b "Bob MacKinnon Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Bill Blair Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Stan Albeck Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  18. ^ "Willis Reed Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  19. ^ "Bill Fitch Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  20. ^ "Don Casey Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  21. ^ "Lawrence Frank Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  22. ^ "Tom Barrise Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 13, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Kiki Vandeweghe Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 13, 2009. 
  24. ^ "Avery Johnson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Jason Kidd Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2014.