|Born||November 24, 1949|
Franklinton, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||B.F. Person-Albion|
(Franklinton, North Carolina)
|NBA draft||1972 / Round: 4 / Pick: 58th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Number||17, 45, 14, 15, 10|
|Coaching career||1981–2014, 2020|
|1972–1974||New York Knicks|
|1974–1976||New Orleans Jazz|
|1980–1981||San Diego Clippers|
|1981–1982||Lancaster Lightning (assistant)|
|1987||New Jersey Jammers|
|1987–1991||Savannah Spirits / Tulsa Fast Breakers|
|1991–1994||Oklahoma City Cavalry|
|2005||Los Angeles Sparks|
|2006–2008||Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)|
|2008–2013||Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)|
|2013–2014||Detroit Pistons (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||5,775 (8.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,581 (2.3 rpg)|
|Assists||2,259 (3.3 apg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Charles Henry Bibby (born November 24, 1949) is an American former professional basketball player who played for the New York Knicks, New Orleans Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, and San Diego Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also spent a season as a player-assistant coach for the Lancaster Lightning of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA).
Bibby was a starting point guard as the UCLA Bruins won three straight national championships in 1970, 1971 and 1972, the Bruins' sixth consecutive under head coach John Wooden. Bibby helped lead the Bruins through the first 47 games of an 88-game winning streak and was named an All-American his senior year. He was one of only four players to have started on three NCAA championship teams; the others all played for Wooden at UCLA: Lew Alcindor, Curtis Rowe, and Lynn Shackelford.
In the 1972 NBA draft, Bibby was drafted in the fourth round by the New York Knicks and in the second round of the 1972 ABA Draft by the Carolina Cougars. Bibby opted to play for the Knicks and was with the team for two-and-a-half seasons, which included an NBA title in 1973.
In 1996, he was named coach of the men's basketball team at the University of Southern California (USC), and kept that position for nine seasons. Bibby had an overall won-loss record of 131-111 at USC. He led his 1997, 2001 and 2002 teams to the NCAA tournament, including an "Elite Eight" appearance in 2001. He was fired four games into his ninth season.
On January 17, 2006, Bibby was hired by the Philadelphia 76ers as an assistant coach on Maurice Cheeks' staff and remained there until the end of the 2007–2008 season, when his contract was not renewed. In February 2009 he was hired by the Memphis Grizzlies as an assistant coach. He remained with the team until 2013, when he joined the Detroit Pistons' coaching staff.
Bibby is the brother of Jim Bibby, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, and father of Mike Bibby, who played in the NBA. Bibby and his son are one of four father-son duos to each win an NCAA basketball championship.[note 1] They were initially estranged after he divorced from his wife leading him to publicly state "My father is not part of my life" after winning the NCAA title in 1997, but they later reconnected starting in 2002, the peak of his NBA career.
Head coaching record
|USC Trojans (Pacific-10 Conference) (1996–2004)|
|1996–97||USC||17–11||12–6||T–2nd||NCAA Division I First Round|
|1998–99||USC||15–13||7–11||T–7th||NIT First Round|
|2000–01||USC||24–10||11–7||T–4th||NCAA Division I Elite Eight|
|2001–02||USC||22–10||12–6||T–2nd||NCAA Division I First Round|
|USC:||132–120 (.524)||71–83 (.461)|
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- Yaeger, Don; Wooden, John (2011). A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. p. 130. ISBN 9781608192687. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
- "John Wooden Alters UCLA Cage Attack". Tucson Daily Citizen. November 25, 1969. p. 24. Retrieved June 1, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Detroit Pistons Finalize Coaching Staff
- "Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler and a Crystal Ball Oliver Purnell Pursuing Greener Pastures Roy Halladay Deal Good for Baseball?". ESPN.com. April 6, 2010. Archived from the original on January 23, 2014.