Matthew George "Matt" Guokas, Jr. ( ; born February 25, 1944) is a former American professional / / basketball player and coach.
Biography [ edit ]
Playing career [ edit ]
Guokas played college basketball for hometown
Saint Joseph's University, where he set many school records in assists and steals. After SJU, Guokas played on the [1 ] 1967 Philadelphia 76ers team, featuring Wilt Chamberlain, Hal Greer, Chet Walker and Billy Cunningham, that ended the eight-year championship streak of the Boston Celtics. He also played with the Buffalo Braves, Chicago Bulls, Cincinnati Royals, Houston Rockets, and Kansas City Kings, all of the NBA. In the 1972-73 season, Guokas finished second (to Chamberlain) in the NBA in field goal percentage with a .570 clip during that season.
Coaching and broadcasting [ edit ]
Guokas later coached the Sixers and was the first coach of the
Orlando Magic, compiling a combined 230-305 career record. He currently works as a TV color commentator and sports analyst for the Magic on and FS Florida cable channels, teaming with veteran NBA and college sportscaster Sun Sports David Steele. He has also served as a color commentator for broadcasts during the 1990s and was a color commentator for the NBA on NBC Cleveland Cavaliers for cable channel for a number of years in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Fox Sports Ohio
Matt and his father,
Matt Guokas, Sr., were the first father-son duo to both win NBA championships as players; this feat has since been repeated by the Barrys ( Rick and Brent) and the Waltons ( Bill and Luke).
Head coaching record [ edit ]
Playoff win-loss %
2nd in Atlantic
2nd in Atlantic
7th in Central
4th in Midwest
7th in Atlantic
4th in Atlantic
Three generations of the Guokas family have played basketball for Saint Joseph's University:
Matt Sr. (1935–38), Matt Jr. (1964–66), and Matt III (1989–92). [1 ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Matt Guokas—championships, awards, and honors