List of Charlotte Bobcats head coaches

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The Bobcats has been playing their home games in the Time Warner Cable Arena since 2005.

The Charlotte Bobcats are an American professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Bobcats began playing in 2004 as an expansion team, and have played their home games at the Time Warner Cable Arena, formerly known as the Charlotte Bobcats Arena, since 2005.[2] The Bobcats are the last team to enter the NBA,[3] and are the only team to have never advanced into the playoffs.[4] The Bobcats are owned by Michael Jordan, and Rod Higgins is their general manager.[5][6][7]

There have been six head coaches for the Bobcats franchise. The franchise's first head coach was Bernie Bickerstaff, who coached for three seasons. Bickerstaff is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular season games coached (246), and the most regular season game wins (77); Sam Vincent, the franchise's second head coach, is the franchise's all-time leader for the highest winning percentage (.391). Vincent spent his entire NBA coaching career with the Bobcats.[8] Larry Brown is the only Bobcats coach to have been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach.[9] Currently, the head coach of the Hornets is Steve Clifford.

Key[edit]

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

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 Bickerstaff, BernieBernie Bickerstaff 20042007 246 77 169 .313 [10]
2 Vincent, SamSam Vincent* 2007–2008 82 32 50 .390 [8]
3 Brown, LarryLarry Browndagger 20082010 192 88 104 .458 4 0 4 .000 [9]
4 Silas, PaulPaul Silas 20102012 120 32 88 .267 [11]
5 Dunlap, MikeMike Dunlap* 20122013 82 21 61 .256 [12]
6 Clifford, SteveSteve Clifford* 2013–present 82 43 39 .524 [13]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Bobcats. 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.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Team Index". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Arena Information". Time Warner Cable Arena/Bobcats Sports & Entertainment. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  3. ^ "A Chronology of the Teams in the NBA". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Team Index". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 9, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Bobcats 2008-09 Executive Staff Bios". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Robert L. Johnson Adds Nelly To Bobcats Ownership Team". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Rod Higgins Named Bobcats General Manager". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Sam Vincent Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Larry Brown Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 14, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Bernie Bickerstaff Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Paul Silas Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Mike Dunlap Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Steve Clifford Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2014.