Robert Henry Gottlieb (January 20, 1940 – November 23, 2014) was an American basketball coach for the NCAA Division I University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee team from 1975–1980, and was also the head coach of Jacksonville University for two years prior. He was the father of ESPN college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb and Oregon State assistant coach Gregg Gottlieb
He compiled a 62–70 record (.470) in five seasons for UW–Milwaukee, a transitioning NCAA Division I Independent at the time. The program moved back to NCAA Division III competition for the 1980–81 season following his departure.
Bob Gottlieb had over 100 wins as a head coach at the Division I level, including wins over Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Florida State, Auburn, Illinois, Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and the University of Tulsa. He coached under Jack Hartman at Kansas State, Eddie Sutton at Creighton, Tex Winter at Long Beach State, as well as Ralph Miller at Oregon State. In 2014, his son Gregg, joined the staff at Oregon State as an assistant under Wayne Tinkle.
For the last 10 years he operated a leading year-round basketball development program for offensive basketball skills in Southern California, Branch West Basketball Academy.
Gottlieb died on November 23, 2014 at the age of 74.
Head coaching record
|Jacksonville University (Independent) (1973–1975)|
|Milwaukee (Independent) (1975–1980)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- Cal Bears Archived November 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Potrykus, Jeff (November 23, 2014). "Bob Gottlieb, basketball coach at UW-Milwaukee in the 1979s, dies at 74". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
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