List of Philadelphia 76ers head coaches

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Brett Brown is the current 76ers head coach.

The Philadelphia 76ers are an American professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Formerly known as the Syracuse Nationals, the 76ers joined the NBA when it was founded in 1949. The Nationals had a record of 51–13 in their first NBA season under coach Al Cervi and won the Eastern Division crown. The franchise were purchased by Philadelphian Irv Kosloff and Ike Richma in the spring of 1963; the NBA approved their franchise shift on May 22 and name change to the Philadelphia 76ers on August 6. This brought professional basketball back to the city, which had been without a team since the Golden State Warriors left Philadelphia in 1962.[1][2] After coaching the 76ers since 2010, Doug Collins resigned as head coach on April 18, 2013 following the 2012–13 season.[3] Brett Brown was hired to be the head coach of the 76ers on August 15, 2013 prior to the start of the 2013-14 season.[4]

There have been 24 head coaches for the Philadelphia 76ers franchise. The franchise won their first NBA championship as the Syracuse Nationals in the 1955 NBA Finals under coach Cervi. Their second title was won as the Philadelphia 76ers in 1967, coached by Alex Hannum, who has the highest career winning percentage for the 76ers.[5][6] Billy Cunningham, who played and coached with the 76ers for 17 years, is the franchise's all-time leader in both regular season and playoff games coached and wins.[7][8] He coached the team to their most recent title in 1983.[5][7]

Hannum, Jack Ramsay, and Larry Brown are the only members of the franchise to have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as coaches.[6][9][10] Cervi, Paul Seymour, and Kevin Loughery served as a player-coaches, and Cervi, after retiring as a player, continued to coach the team for the rest of the season that he retired during and five additional seasons.[11][12][13] Six other former players, Hannum, Dolph Schayes, Cunningham, Matt Guokas, Fred Carter, and Maurice Cheeks went on to coach for the franchise.[6][7][14][15][16][17]

Key[edit]

GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
# Number of coaches[a]
* Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the Nationals/76ers
dagger Elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach

Coaches[edit]

Larry Brown was the Philadelphia 76ers head coach for 518 games from 19972003, including one trip to the NBA Finals in 2001.
Maurice Cheeks was the head coach for 252 games from 20052008.
Doug Collins was the head coach for 248 games from 20102013.

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2013–14 season. The list does not include NBL seasons.

# Name Term[b] GC W L Win% GC W L Win% Achievements Reference
Regular season Playoffs
1 Cervi, AlAl Cervi^[c] 19491953 (as player-coach)
19531956
495 294 201 .594 60 34 26 .567 1 championship (1955) [11][18]
2 Seymour, PaulPaul Seymour[d] 19561960 (as player-coach) 279 155 124 .556 20 9 11 .450 [12][19]
3 Hannum, AlexAlex Hannumdagger 19601963 239 127 112 .531 18 8 10 .444 [6]
4 Schayes, DolphDolph Schayes[e] 1963–1964 (as player-coach)
19641966
240 129 111 .538 21 9 12 .429 1965–66 NBA Coach of the Year[20] [15][21]
Hannum, AlexAlex Hannumdagger 19661968 163 130 33 .798 28 18 10 .643 1 championship (1967) [6]
5 Ramsay, JackJack Ramsaydagger 19681972 328 174 154 .530 17 5 12 .294 One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history[22] [9]
6 Rubin, RoyRoy Rubin* 1972–1973 51 4 47 .078 [23]
7 Loughery, KevinKevin Loughery[f] 1973 (as player-coach) 31 5 26 .161 [13][24]
8 Shue, GeneGene Shue 19731977 334 157 177 .470 22 11 11 .500 [25]
9 Cunningham, BillyBilly Cunningham* 19771985 650 454 196 .698 105 66 39 .629 1 championship (1983) [7]
10 Guokas, MattMatt Guokas 19851988 207 119 88 .575 17 8 9 .471 [16]
11 Lynam, JimJim Lynam 19881992 367 194 173 .529 21 8 13 .381 [26]
12 Moe, DougDoug Moe 1992–1993 56 19 37 .339 [27]
13 Carter, FredFred Carter* 19931994 108 32 76 .296 [17]
14 Lucas, JohnJohn Lucas 19941996 164 42 122 .256 [28]
15 Davis, JohnnyJohnny Davis 1996–1997 82 22 60 .268 [29]
16 Brown, LarryLarry Browndagger 19972003 460 255 205 .554 58 28 30 .483 2000–01 NBA Coach of the Year[20] [10]
17 Ayers, RandyRandy Ayers 2003–2004 52 21 31 .404 [30]
18 Ford, ChrisChris Ford 2004 30 12 18 .400 [31]
19 O'Brien, JimJim O'Brien 2004–2005 82 43 39 .524 5 1 4 .200 [32]
20 Cheeks, MauriceMaurice Cheeks 20052008 246 113 133 .459 6 2 4 .333 [14]
21 DiLeo, TonyTony DiLeo 2008–2009 59 32 27 .542 6 2 4 .333 [33]
22 Jordan, EddieEddie Jordan 2009–2010 82 27 55 .329 [34]
23 Collins, DougDoug Collins 20102013 230 110 120 .478 18 8 10 .444 [35]
24 Brown, BrettBrett Brown 2013–present 82 19 63 .232 [36]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Nationals/76ers. Thus, any coach who has two separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season.
  • c Cervi served as a player-coach during part of his tenure with the Nationals. He player-coached for 279 games during four of his six seasons.
  • d Seymour served as a player-coach during part of his tenure with the Nationals. He player-coached for 202 games during his first four seasons.
  • e Schayes served as a player-coach during part of his tenure with the 76ers. He player-coached for 24 games during the 1963–64 season.
  • f Loughery served as a player-coach during his entire tenure with the 76ers.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "2007-08 Warriors Media Guide: Warriors History (pg. 170)" (PDF). NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved May 29, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Doug Collins resigns as 76ers coach". Associated Press. ESPN Internet Ventures. April 18, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/130813-brown-hired
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  7. ^ a b c d "Billy Cunningham Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
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  9. ^ a b "Jack Ramsay Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "Larry Brown Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
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  12. ^ a b "Paul Seymour Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  13. ^ a b "Kevin Loughery Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  14. ^ a b "Maurice Cheeks Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  15. ^ a b "Dolph Schayes Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  16. ^ a b "Matt Guokas Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  17. ^ a b "Fred Carter Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
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  24. ^ "Kevin Loughery Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  25. ^ "Gene Shue Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  26. ^ "Jim Lynam Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  27. ^ "Doug Moe Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  28. ^ "John Lucas Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  29. ^ "Johnny Davis Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  30. ^ "Randy Ayers Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  31. ^ "Chris Ford Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  32. ^ "Jim O'Brien Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  33. ^ "Tony DiLeo Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 30, 2009. 
  34. ^ "Eddie Jordan Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  35. ^ "Doug Collins Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  36. ^ "Brett Brown Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2014.