Jerry Reynolds (basketball, born 1944)

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Jerry Reynolds
Jerry Reynolds 2013.jpg
Personal information
Born (1944-01-29) January 29, 1944 (age 75)
French Lick, Indiana
Listed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolSprings Valley
(French Lick, Indiana)
Coaching career1967–1990
Career history
As coach:
1967–1972Vincennes (assistant)
1972–1975West Georgia (assistant)
1984–1985Pittsburg State
19851988Sacramento Kings (assistant)
1987Sacramento Kings (interim HC)
19881990Sacramento Kings

Jerry Owen Reynolds (born January 29, 1944)[1] is an American former professional basketball coach and current executive in the NBA.[2]

He coached the Sacramento Kings for two different stretches; once in 1987 and from 1988 through 1989. He also served as the team's general manager. Jerry Reynolds served as general manager of the Sacramento Monarchs WNBA team, a post from which he retired in 2003.

Reynolds is from French Lick, Indiana, the same town as NBA legend Larry Bird.

In 2005, Jerry Reynolds wrote a book about his 20 years of experiences with the Kings called Reynolds Remembers Tales from the Sacramento Kings.

Reynolds, circa 1986

As of the 2016–17 NBA season, Reynolds is a broadcaster for the Kings, alongside Grant Napear, and its director of player personnel.

Prior to his NBA tenure, Reynolds enjoyed a successful coaching career in the college ranks; he was part of the staff at Vincennes University when the Trailblazers won the 1970 NJCAA National title. Later, he was on Roger Kaiser's staff at West Georgia College when the Braves won the 1974 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.[3][4]

In 1975, he was named the head coach of the Rockhurst University Hawks; he joined the Kansas City Kings franchise in 1984.

Reynolds is a graduate of Vincennes University and Oakland City University; he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 1990 from Vincennes.[5] He lives in Roseville, California with his wife Dodie; they married in 1968.[2]

He was inducted in the University of West Georgia Hall of Fame in 1991.

Head coaching record[edit]

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Sacramento 1986–87 36 15 21 .417 5th in Midwest Missed Playoffs
Sacramento 1987–88 24 7 17 .292 6th in Midwest Missed Playoffs
Sacramento 1988–89 82 27 55 .329 6th in Pacific Missed Playoffs
Sacramento 1989–90 28 7 21 .250 7th in Pacific Missed Playoffs
Career 170 56 114 .329 0 0 0 .0


  1. ^ Marcus, Jeff (2003). A Biographical Directory of Professional Basketball Coaches. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 0-8108-4007-3.
  2. ^ a b Arrington, Debbie (March 2, 2013). "Kings' Jerry Reynolds loves low-key life in Roseville". Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-03-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Reynolds, Jerry. Reynolds Remembers Tales from the Sacramento Kings. Sports Publishing Books. ISBN 978-1-61321-748-1.
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