Mike Taylor (basketball coach)

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Mike Taylor
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Taylor in 2014
Hamburg Towers
PositionHead coach
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1972-08-29) August 29, 1972 (age 47)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Career information
CollegeIndiana (Pennsylvania) (1991–1995)
Coaching career1995–present
Career history
As coach:
1995–1997Clarion (GA)
1997–2000Indiana (PA) (assistant)
2000–2001Pittsburg State (assistant)
2001–2002BV Chemnitz 99
2002Dodge City Legend
2002–2003Essex Leopards
2003–2011Ratiopharm Ulm
2004, 2005Kansas Cagerz
2011–2012Rio Grande Valley Vipers (assistant)
2012–2014Maine Red Claws
2018–presentHamburg Towers
Career highlights and awards
Taylor coaching Poland in 2014

Michael Richard "Mike" Taylor (born August 29, 1972) is an American basketball coach, currently the head coach of the Hamburg Towers of the German ProA. Since 2014, he has also coached Poland's national basketball team,[1] which he led to the Round of 16 at the 2015 EuroBasket[2] and the quarterfinals at 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Before he coached Poland, he led the Czech Republic and professional teams in the United States, Germany[3][4] and England.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

Hamburg Towers[edit]

On 23 May 2018, Taylor signed a two-year contract with Hamburg Towers of the German second tier ProA.[6] In his first season, he won the championship with the club and led Hamburg to its first promotion to the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).[7]


  1. ^ Poland Aim to Be the Best, FIBA.com, 1 June 2015. Accessed 23 May 2016.
  2. ^ EuroBasket 2015 - Mike Taylor, EuroBasket2015.org, accessed 23 May 2016.
  3. ^ Ratiopharm Ulm will hoch hinaus, Augsburger Allgemeine, 28 April 2011. Accessed 23 May 2016.(in German)
  4. ^ Mike Taylor's Taufe, Basketball-Ulm.com, 22 July 2010. Accessed 23 May 2016.(in German)
  5. ^ Taylor’s two-year gig as Red Claws coach ends, Portland Press Herald, 16 July 2014. Accessed 23 May 2016.
  6. ^ "BARMER 2. Basketball Bundesliga - Mike Taylor wird Trainer der Hamburg Towers". Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  7. ^ "BARMER 2. Basketball Bundesliga - ProA Meister 18/19 – Hamburg Towers!". Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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