List of Los Angeles Clippers head coaches

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The Clippers have played their home games at the Staples Center since 1999.
Doc Rivers is the current Clippers head coach.
Vinny Del Negro coached the Clippers to back to back playoff appearances during his three-year tenure with the team.

The Los Angeles Clippers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Clippers joined the NBA in 1970 as an expansion team. The team has had three names since its inception: the Buffalo Braves (1970–1978), the San Diego Clippers (1978–1984), and the Los Angeles Clippers (1984–present). The Clippers are the oldest franchise in the NBA to have never reached the league finals.[2] The team has played its home games at the Staples Center since 1999.[3] The Clippers are owned by Donald Sterling, and Mike Dunleavy, Sr. is their general manager.[4]

There have been 25 head coaches for the Clippers. The franchise's first head coach was Dolph Schayes, who coached for eighty-three games in two seasons. Mike Dunleavy is the franchise's all-time leader in regular-season games coached (492) and regular-season games won (194). Jack Ramsay is the franchise's all-time leader in playoff games coached (22), and playoff games won (9). Ramsay, Larry Brown, Bill Fitch, and Dunleavy are the only coaches to have reached the playoffs with the Clippers. Ramsay and Fitch were also named as two of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History in 1996.[5] Ramsay and Brown are the only Clippers coaches to have been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach.[6][7] The most recent head coach of the Clippers is Doc Rivers.

Key[edit]

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

Coaches[edit]

Dennis Johnson coached the Clippers for 24 games.

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 Schayes, DolphDolph Schayes 19701971 83 22 61 .265 [8]
2 McCarthy, JohnnyJohnny McCarthy* 1971–1972 81 22 59 .272 [9]
3 Ramsay, JackJack Ramsaydagger 19721976 328 158 170 .482 22 9 13 .409 One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history (1996)[5] [6]
4 Locke, TatesTates Locke* 1976–1977 46 16 30 .348 [10]
5 MacKinnon, BobBob MacKinnon 1977 7 3 4 .429 [11]
6 Mullaney, JoeJoe Mullaney 1977 29 11 18 .379 [12]
7 Fitzsimmons, CottonCotton Fitzsimmons 1977–1978 82 27 55 .329 [13]
8 Shue, GeneGene Shue 19781980 164 78 86 .476 [14]
9 Silas, PaulPaul Silas 19801983 246 78 168 .317 [15]
10 Lynam, JimJim Lynam 19831985 143 52 91 .364 [16]
11 Chaney, DonDon Chaney 19851987 185 53 132 .286 [17]
Shue, GeneGene Shue 19871989 120 27 93 .225 [14]
12 Casey, DonDon Casey 19891990 126 41 85 .325 [18]
13 Schuler, MikeMike Schuler 19901992 127 52 75 .409 [19]
14 Calvin, MackMack Calvin* 1992 2 1 1 .500 [20]
15 Brown, LarryLarry Browndagger 19921993 117 64 53 .547 10 4 6 .400 [7]
16 Weiss, BobBob Weiss 1993–1994 82 27 55 .329 [21]
17 Fitch, BillBill Fitch 19941998 328 99 229 .302 3 0 3 .000 One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history (1996)[5] [22]
18 Ford, ChrisChris Ford 19982000 95 20 75 .211 [23]
19 Todd, JimJim Todd* 2000 37 4 33 .108 [24]
20 Gentry, AlvinAlvin Gentry 20002003 222 89 133 .401 [25]
21 Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson* 2003 24 8 16 .333 [26]
22 Dunleavy, Sr., MikeMike Dunleavy, Sr. 20032010 541 215 326 .397 12 7 5 .583 [27]
23 Hughes, KimKim Hughes* 2010 33 8 25 .242 [28]
24 Del Negro, VinnyVinny Del Negro 20102013 230 128 102 .557 17 6 11 .353 [29]
25 Rivers, DocDoc Rivers 2013–present 82 57 25 .695 13 6 7 .462 [30]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Braves/Clippers. 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
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  3. ^ "About Staples Center". Staples Center. Archived from the original on 2012-06-25. Retrieved January 27, 2009. 
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  7. ^ a b "Larry Brown Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-08-06. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Dolph Schayes Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-09-15. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Johnny McCarthy Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Tates Locke Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Bob MacKinnon Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-09-19. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Joe Mullaney Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Cotton Fitzsimmons Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  14. ^ a b "Gene Shue Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-10-07. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Paul Silas Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Jim Lynam Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  17. ^ "Don Chaney Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  18. ^ "Don Casey Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-09-19. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  19. ^ "Mike Schuler Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  20. ^ "Mack Calvin Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  21. ^ "Bob Weiss Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  22. ^ "Bill Fitch Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Chris Ford Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  24. ^ "Jim Todd Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  25. ^ "Alvin Gentry Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  26. ^ "Dennis Johnson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  27. ^ "Mike Dunleavy Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  28. ^ "Kim Hughes Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  29. ^ "Vinny Del Negro Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Doc Rivers Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2014.