List of Milwaukee Bucks head coaches

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Bradley Center, home of the Milwaukee Bucks
Boylan as an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2011

The Milwaukee Bucks are an American professional basketball franchise based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are a member of the Central Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team has played their home games at the Bradley Center since 1988.[1] The Bucks are owned by Herb Kohl, with John Hammond as their general manager.

Since the team was formed in 1968, there have been 14 head coaches for the Bucks franchise.[2] The franchise won its only NBA championship in the 1971 NBA Finals under the leadership of its first coach, Larry Costello.[3] Don Nelson is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular season games coached (884), most regular season games won (540), most playoff games coached (88), the highest winning percentage in the regular season (.611), and most playoff games won (42).[4] Nelson is also the only Bucks coach to win an NBA Coach of the Year Award and to be one of the top 10 coaches in NBA history.[4][5] Larry Krystkowiak is the only person to have spent his entire coaching career with the Bucks.[6] Mike Dunleavy, Krystkowiak, and Scott Skiles have played and coached for the Bucks.[7][8][9] Skiles has been the head coach of the Bucks since 2008.[10]

Key[edit]

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

Coaches[edit]

Terry Porter was the head coach of the Bucks for two seasons.

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 Costello, LarryLarry Costello 19681976 674 410 264 .608 60 37 23 .617 1 Championship (1971) [3]
2 Nelson, DonDon Nelsondagger 19761987 884 540 344 .611 88 42 46 .477 NBA Coach of the Year (1983, 1985)
One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history[5]
[4]
3 Harris, DelDel Harris 19871991 345 191 154 .554 21 6 15 .286 [11]
4 Hamblen, FrankFrank Hamblen 1991–1992 65 23 42 .354 [12]
5 Dunleavy, MikeMike Dunleavy 19921996 328 107 221 .326 [13]
6 Ford, ChrisChris Ford 19961998 164 69 95 .421 [14]
7 Karl, GeorgeGeorge Karl 19982003 378 205 173 .542 32 14 18 .438 [15]
8 Porter, TerryTerry Porter 20032005 164 71 93 .433 5 1 4 .200 [16]
9 Stotts, TerryTerry Stotts 20052007 146 63 83 .432 5 1 4 .200 [17]
10 Krystkowiak, LarryLarry Krystkowiak* 20072008 100 31 69 .310 [6]
11 Skiles, ScottScott Skiles 20082013 344 162 182 .471 7 3 4 .429 [10]
12 Boylan, JimJim Boylan* 2013 50 22 28 .444 4 0 4 .000 [18]
13 Drew, LarryLarry Drew 2013–2014 82 15 67 .183 .--- [19]
14 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd 2014 .--- .---

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Milwaukee Bucks. 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. ^ "Bucks Facts". Bradley Center. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Season Records & Recaps". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Larry Costello Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c "Don Nelson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Top 10 Coaches in NBA History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved October 9, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Larry Krystkowiak Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Mike Dunleavy Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Larry Krystkowiak Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Scott Skiles Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "Scott Skiles Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 14, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Del Harris Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Frank Hamblem Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Mike Dunleavy Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Chris Ford Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  15. ^ "George Karl Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Terry Porter Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Terry Stotts Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  18. ^ "Jim Boylan Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Larry Drew Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2014.