List of Portland Trail Blazers head coaches

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The Portland Trail Blazers are an American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. The Trail Blazers play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The franchise entered the NBA in 1970. The Trail Blazers sold out 814 consecutive home games from 1977 through 1995, the longest such streak in American professional sports.[1] The team has played their home games at the Rose Garden Arena since the 1995–96 NBA season. The Trail Blazers are owned by Paul Allen, and Neil Olshey is their general manager.[2]

There have been 14 head coaches for the Trail Blazers franchise. The franchise's first head coach was Rolland Todd, who coached for two seasons.[3] Jack Ramsay is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular season games coached (820), and the most regular season game wins (453).[4] Rick Adelman is the franchise's all-time leader for the highest winning percentage in the regular season (.654), playoff games coached (69), and most playoff game wins (36).[5] Ramsay is the only coach to win an NBA championship with the Trail Blazers, in the 1977 NBA Finals.[6] Ramsay and Lenny Wilkens are the only Trail Blazers coaches to be elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and were both named one of the top 10 coaches in NBA history.[7] Mike Schuler and Mike Dunleavy have won the NBA Coach of the Year Award, in 1986–87 and 1998–99 respectively, with the Trail Blazers.[8] Todd, Stu Inman, Jack McCloskey, Kevin Pritchard, and Kaleb Canales have spent their entire NBA coaching careers with the Trail Blazers.[3][9][10][11] Canales was named interim coach of the Trail Blazers toward the end of the 2011–12 season.[12] Terry Stotts was named as head coach on August 7, 2012. The announcement was made by General Manager Neil Olshey. [13] At this time, his NBA coaching record was 115-168.

Key[edit]

GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
# Number of coaches[a]
* Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the Trail Blazers
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 Todd, RollandRolland Todd* 19701972 138 41 97 .297 [3]
2 Inman, StuStu Inman* 1972 26 6 20 .231 [9]
3 McCloskey, JackJack McCloskey* 19721974 164 48 116 .293 [10]
4 Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkensdagger 1974–1975 (as player-coach)
1975–1976
164 75 89 .457 One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history[7] [14]
5 Ramsay, JackJack Ramsaydagger 19761986 820 453 367 .552 59 29 30 .492 1 NBA championship (1977)[6]
One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history[7]
[4]
6 Schuler, MikeMike Schuler 19861988 211 127 84 .602 8 2 6 .250 1986–87 NBA Coach of the Year[8] [15]
7 Adelman, RickRick Adelman 19881994 445 291 154 .654 69 36 33 .522 [5]
8 Carlesimo, P. J.P. J. Carlesimo 19941997 246 137 109 .557 12 3 9 .250 [16]
9 Dunleavy, MikeMike Dunleavy 19972001 296 190 106 .642 36 18 18 .500 1998–99 NBA Coach of the Year[8] [17]
10 Cheeks, MauriceMaurice Cheeks 20012005 301 162 139 .538 10 3 7 .300 [18]
11 Pritchard, KevinKevin Pritchard* 2005 27 5 22 .185 [11]
12 McMillan, NateNate McMillan 20052012 535 266 269 .497 18 6 12 .333 [19]
13 Canales, KalebKaleb Canales* 2012 23 8 15 .348 [12]
14 Stotts, TerryTerry Stotts 2012–present 164 87 77 .530 11 5 6 .455 [20]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Trail Blazers. 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. ^ "Bulls still winning off the court". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. December 2, 2004. Retrieved November 17, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Neil Olshey Named Trail Blazers General Manager" (Press release). Portland Trail Blazers. June 5, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Rolland Todd Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Jack Ramsay Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Rick Adelman Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Walton, Lucas Ignite 'Blazermania'". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 30, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b c "Top 10 Coaches in NBA History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 30, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b c "Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Stu Inman Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "Jack McCloskey Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "Kevin Pritchard Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Kaleb Canales Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  13. ^ Terry Stotts named Trail Blazers head coach
  14. ^ "Lenny Wilkens Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Mike Schuler Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  16. ^ "P.J. Carlesimo Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Mike Dunleavy Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  18. ^ "Maurice Cheeks Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  19. ^ "Nate McMillan Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Terry Stotts Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 7, 2012.