Complete List Of Brooklyn Nets Head Coaches In Order

List Of Brooklyn Nets Head Coaches In Order

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The Brooklyn Nets, an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, are part of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The franchise was founded in 1967 as a charter franchise of the American Basketball Association, with the team name being the “New York Americans.” The team changed its name to “New York Nets” before its first season. The franchise moved to New Jersey in 1977 and became the “New Jersey Nets.” Then, in 2012, the team moved back to New York, settling in Brooklyn, and they have been known as the “Brooklyn Nets” since then.

Here is a list of all the head coaches of the Brooklyn Nets:

  1. Lou Carnesecca (1970–1973)
    • Born: January 5, 1925, New York, New York
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for St. John’s University
    • Player: No NBA playing career
  2. Kevin Loughery (1973–1980)
    • Born: March 28, 1940, Brooklyn, New York
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Philadelphia 76ers (1973), Atlanta Hawks (1973–1977), Chicago Bulls (1983–1985), Washington Bullets (1985–1993)
    • Player: Detroit Pistons (1962–1964), Baltimore Bullets (1964–1971), Philadelphia 76ers (1971–1973)
  3. Bob MacKinnon (1980–1981)
    • Born: November 7, 1927, Elmira, New York
    • Previous roles: No other NBA head coaching roles
    • Player: No NBA playing career
  4. Larry Brown (1981–1983)
    • Born: September 14, 1940, Brooklyn, New York
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for numerous NBA teams including the Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, and Philadelphia 76ers
    • Player: Virginia Squires (1970–1972), Denver Nuggets (1972–1974)
  5. Bill Blair (1983)
    • Born: March 17, 1942, Hazard, Kentucky
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Minnesota Timberwolves (1994–1995)
    • Player: No NBA playing career
  6. Stan Albeck (1983–1985)
    • Born: May 17, 1931, Chenoa, Illinois
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Cleveland Cavaliers (1979–1980), San Antonio Spurs (1980–1983), Chicago Bulls (1985–1986)
    • Player: No NBA playing career
  7. Dave Wohl (1985–1987)
    • Born: November 2, 1949, Flushing, New York
    • Previous roles: No other NBA head coaching roles
    • Player: Philadelphia 76ers (1971–1975), Portland Trail Blazers (1975–1977), Buffalo Braves (1977–1978), Houston Rockets (1978)
  8. Bob MacKinnon (1987–1988)
    • His second stint as a Nets head coach.
  9. Willis Reed (1987–1989)
    • Born: June 25, 1942, Hico, Louisiana
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for New York Knicks (1977–1978)
    • Player: New York Knicks (1964–1974)
  10. Bill Fitch (1989–1992)
    • Born: May 19, 1934, Davenport, Iowa
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Cleveland Cavaliers (1970–1979), Boston Celtics (1979–1983), Houston Rockets (1983–1988), LA Clippers (1994–1997)
    • Player: No NBA playing career
  11. Chuck Daly (1992–1994)
    • Born: July 20, 1930, St. Marys, Pennsylvania
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Cleveland Cavaliers (1981–1982), Detroit Pistons (1983–1992), Orlando Magic (1997–1999)
    • Player: No NBA playing career
  12. Butch Beard (1994–1996)
    • Born: May 5, 1947, Hardinsburg, Kentucky
    • Previous roles: No other NBA head coaching roles
    • Player: Atlanta Hawks (1969–1970), Cleveland Cavaliers (1970–1971), Seattle SuperSonics (1971–1972), Golden State Warriors (1972–1975), New York Knicks (1975–1979)
  13. John Calipari (1996–1999)
    • Born: February 10, 1959, Moon Township, Pennsylvania
    • Previous roles: No other NBA head coaching roles
    • Player: No NBA playing career
  14. Don Casey (1999–2000)
    • Born: April 21, 1937, Jersey City, New Jersey
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for LA Clippers (1988–1989)
    • Player: No NBA playing career
  15. Byron Scott (2000–2004)
    • Born: March 28, 1961, Ogden, Utah
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for New Orleans Hornets (2004–2009), Cleveland Cavaliers (2010–2013), Los Angeles Lakers (2014–2016)
    • Player: Los Angeles Lakers (1983–1993, 1996–1997), Indiana Pacers (1993–1995), Vancouver Grizzlies (1995–1996)
  16. Lawrence Frank (2004–2009)
    • Born: August 23, 1970, New York City, New York
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Detroit Pistons (2011–2013)
    • Player: No NBA playing career
  17. Kiki Vandeweghe (2009–2010)
    • Born: August 1, 1958, Wiesbaden, Hesse, West Germany
    • Previous roles: No other NBA head coaching roles
    • Player: Denver Nuggets (1980–1984), Portland Trail Blazers (1984–1989), New York Knicks (1989–1992), LA Clippers (1992–1993)
  18. Avery Johnson (2010–2012)
    • Born: March 25, 1965, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Dallas Mavericks (2005–2008)
    • Player: Seattle SuperSonics (1988–1990), Denver Nuggets (1990–1991), Houston Rockets (1991), San Antonio Spurs (1991–1993, 1994–2001), Golden State Warriors (1993–1994), Dallas Mavericks (2001–2002)
  19. P.J. Carlesimo (2012–2013)
    • Born: May 30, 1949, Scranton, Pennsylvania
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Portland Trail Blazers (1994–1997), Golden State Warriors (1997–1999), Seattle SuperSonics (2007–2008), Oklahoma City Thunder (2008)
    • Player: No NBA playing career
  20. Jason Kidd (2013–2014)
    • Born: March 23, 1973, San Francisco, California
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Milwaukee Bucks (2014–2018)
    • Player: Dallas Mavericks (1994–1996, 2008–2012), Phoenix Suns (1996–2001), New Jersey Nets (2001–2008), New York Knicks (2012–2013)
  21. Lionel Hollins (2014–2016)
    • Born: October 19, 1953, Arkansas City, Arkansas
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Memphis Grizzlies (2009–2013)
    • Player: Portland Trail Blazers (1975–1980), Philadelphia 76ers (1980–1982), San Diego Clippers (1982–1983), Detroit Pistons (1983–1984), Houston Rockets (1984–1985)
  22. Kenny Atkinson (2016–2020)
    • Born: June 2, 1967, Huntington, New York
    • Previous roles: No other NBA head coaching roles
    • Player: No NBA playing career
  23. Jacque Vaughn (2020)
    • Born: February 11, 1975, Los Angeles, California
    • Previous roles: Head Coach for Orlando Magic (2012–2015)
    • Player: Utah Jazz (1997–2001), Atlanta Hawks (2001–2002), Orlando Magic (2002–2003), New Jersey Nets (2004–2009)
  24. Steve Nash (2020–2022)
    • Born: February 7, 1974, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Previous roles: No previous NBA head coaching roles
    • Player: Phoenix Suns (1996–1998, 2004–2012), Dallas Mavericks (1998–2004), Los Angeles Lakers (2012–2015)
  25. Jacque Vaughn (2022- present)

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