Melvin Hunt

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Melvin Hunt
Atlanta Hawks
PositionAssistant coach
Personal information
Born (1969-12-15) December 15, 1969 (age 49)
Tallulah, Louisiana
Career information
CollegeBaylor (1987–1991)
Career history
As coach:
00000000Temple HS (assistant)
0000–1999Incarnate Word (assistant)
1999–2001Houston Rockets (scout)
2002–2003Houston Rockets (assistant)
2003–2004Houston Rockets (scout)
2004–2005Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
20052010Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)
20102015Denver Nuggets (assistant)
2015Denver Nuggets (interim)
20152018Dallas Mavericks (assistant)
2018–presentAtlanta Hawks (assistant)

Melvin Hunt (born December 15, 1969) is an assistant coach of the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Early life[edit]

A native of Tallulah, Louisiana, Hunt earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in education from Baylor University where he spent four years on the basketball team. He was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter for the Bears from 1987–91 and helped lead his team to both the NCAA and NIT tournaments. Following his graduation, Hunt played professional basketball in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Coaching career[edit]

Hunt began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Temple High School (TX) before moving to the college ranks where he was the lead assistant coach at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

On 1999 he signed with the Houston Rockets, where he spent five years, serving his first two years as a video coordinator/scout and his second two as an assistant coach, before spending his final year as the team's college and international scout. After this, he spent a year as an assistant for the Los Angeles Lakers and then five years as an assistant in the Cleveland Cavaliers; there he helped to lead the Cavaliers to one of the most successful stretches in franchise history. In 2008–09, the Cavs won a franchise and NBA-best 66 games, while Hunt and the coaching staff earned the honor of coaching the Eastern Conference in the 2009 NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix. Cleveland also enjoyed great postseason success during Hunt's tenure with the team, reaching the 2007 NBA Finals, the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals and four consecutive appearances in the Eastern Conference Semifinals from 2007-10. On 2010, after finishing his contract with Cleveland, he signed with the Denver Nuggets, spending the next few years as an assistant coach.

He was appointed the interim head coach of the Nuggets after Brian Shaw was fired on March 3, 2015.[1] On March 3, he made his coaching debut against the Milwaukee Bucks, winning 106–95.[2]

On June 30, 2015 he joined the Dallas Mavericks to become an assistant coach.[3]

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
Denver 2014–15 23 10 13 .435 4th in Northwest Missed Playoffs
Career 23 10 13 .435


Hunt and his wife, Carmen, have one daughter, Braya, and one son, Miles.


  1. ^ Nuggets fire Brian Shaw
  2. ^ Nuggets make Melvin Hunt a winner in first game as interim coach
  3. ^ "Melvin Hunt joins Mavs coaching staff". 30 June 2015.

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