Complete List Of Los Angeles Clippers Head Coaches In Order

Los Angeles Clippers Head Coaches In Order

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Our Complete List Of Los Angeles Clippers Head Coaches In Order looks at a team  currently based in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Clippers are an NBA team with a rich history that began in Buffalo, New York. Originally established as the Buffalo Braves in 1970, the team underwent a series of relocations and name changes. After relocating to San Diego in 1978, they were known as the San Diego Clippers, and by 1984, they found their home in Los Angeles as the Los Angeles Clippers. Over the years, the Clippers have seen various levels of success, and through their journey, their head coaches have played a defining role. Below is a comprehensive list of head coaches for the Los Angeles Clippers:

1 – Dolph Schayes (1970-1972)

Born in 1928 in The Bronx, New York. He played for the Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (1949–1964). Schayes also coached the Philadelphia 76ers (1963–1966).

2 – Jack Ramsay (1972-1976)

Born in 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ramsay did not play in the NBA. He also coached the Philadelphia 76ers (1968–1972), Portland Trail Blazers (1976–1986), and Indiana Pacers (1986–1988).

3 – Tates Locke (1976-1977)

Born in 1938 in Huntington, West Virginia. Locke did not play in the NBA and did not coach any other NBA teams.

4 – Bob MacKinnon (1977-1978)

Born in 1927 in New York, New York. MacKinnon did not play in the NBA. He also coached the Kansas City Kings (1973–1974).

5 – Gene Shue (1978-1980)

Born in 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland. He played for the Philadelphia Warriors (1954–1958), Fort Wayne/Detroit Pistons (1958–1962), and Baltimore Bullets (1962–1964). Shue also coached the Baltimore Bullets (1966–1973) and Washington Bullets (1980–1986).

6 – Paul Silas (1980-1983)

Born in 1943 in Prescott, Arizona. He played for the St. Louis Hawks (1964–1965), Phoenix Suns (1969–1972), Boston Celtics (1972–1976), Denver Nuggets (1976–1977), and Seattle SuperSonics (1977–1980). Silas also coached the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets (1999–2003), Cleveland Cavaliers (2003–2005), and Charlotte Bobcats (2010–2012).

7 – Jim Lynam (1983-1985)

Born in 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lynam did not play in the NBA. He also coached the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers (1984–1985), Philadelphia 76ers (1987–1992), and Washington Bullets (1994–1997).

8 – Don Chaney (1985-1987)

Born in 1946 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He played for the Boston Celtics (1968–1975, 1977–1980) and Los Angeles Lakers (1976–1977). Chaney also coached the Houston Rockets (1988–1992), Detroit Pistons (1993–1995), and New York Knicks (2001–2004).

9 – Gene Shue (1987-1990)

This was his second stint with the team.

10 – Mike Schuler (1990-1992)

Born in 1940 in Portsmouth, Ohio. Schuler did not play in the NBA. He also coached the Portland Trail Blazers (1986–1989).

11 – Larry Brown (1992-1993)

Born in 1940 in Brooklyn, New York. Brown played for the New Orleans Buccaneers (1967–1968) and Oakland Oaks (1968–1969). He also coached the Denver Nuggets (1974–1979), New Jersey Nets (1981–1983), San Antonio Spurs (1988–1992), Indiana Pacers (1993–1997), Philadelphia 76ers (1997–2003), Detroit Pistons (2003–2005), New York Knicks (2005–2006), and Charlotte Bobcats (2008–2010).

12 – Bob Weiss (1993-1994)

Born in 1942 in Easton, Pennsylvania. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers (1965–1966), Seattle SuperSonics (1967–1974), Milwaukee Bucks (1974–1977), Chicago Bulls (1977–1978), and San Diego Clippers (1978–1980). Weiss also coached the San Antonio Spurs (1986–1988), Atlanta Hawks (1990–1993), and Seattle SuperSonics (2005–2006).

13 – Bill Fitch (1994-1998)

Born in 1934 in Davenport, Iowa. Fitch did not play in the NBA. He also coached the Cleveland Cavaliers (1970–1979), Boston Celtics (1979–1983), Houston Rockets (1983–1988), and New Jersey Nets (1989–1992).

14 – Chris Ford (1998-2000)

Born in 1949 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He played for the Detroit Pistons (1972–1975) and Boston Celtics (1978–1982). Ford also coached the Boston Celtics (1990–1995) and Milwaukee Bucks (1996–1998).

15 – Jim Todd (2000)

Born in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Todd did not play in the NBA. This was his only NBA head coaching stint.

16 – Alvin Gentry (2000-2003)

Born in 1954 in Shelby, North Carolina. Gentry did not play in the NBA. He also coached the Miami Heat (1995), Detroit Pistons (1997–2000), Phoenix Suns (2008–2013), and New Orleans Pelicans (2015–2020).

17 – Dennis Johnson (2003)

Born in 1954 in Compton, California. He played for the Seattle SuperSonics (1976–1980), Phoenix Suns (1980–1983), and Boston Celtics (1983–1990). Johnson did not coach any other NBA teams.

18 – Mike Dunleavy Sr. (2003-2010)

Born in 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers (1976–1978), Houston Rockets (1978–1982), San Antonio Spurs (1982–1983), and Milwaukee Bucks (1983–1985). Dunleavy also coached the Los Angeles Lakers (1990–1992), Milwaukee Bucks (1992–1996), and Portland Trail Blazers (1997–2001).

19 – Kim Hughes (2010)

Born in 1952 in Freeport, Illinois. He played for the Buffalo Braves (1975–1976), New York Nets (1976–1977), and Denver Nuggets (1977–1981). Hughes did not coach any other NBA teams.

20 – Vinny Del Negro (2010-2013)

Born in 1966 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He played for the Sacramento Kings (1988–1990), San Antonio Spurs (1992–1998), Milwaukee Bucks (1998–2001), Golden State Warriors (2001–2002), and Phoenix Suns (2002–2006). Del Negro also coached the Chicago Bulls (2008–2010).

21 – Doc Rivers (2013-2020)

Born in 1961 in Chicago, Illinois. He played for the Atlanta Hawks (1983–1991), Los Angeles Clippers (1991–1992), New York Knicks (1992–1994), and San Antonio Spurs (1994–1996). Rivers also coached the Orlando Magic (1999–2003) and Boston Celtics (2004–2013).

22 – Tyronn Lue (2020 – present)

Tyronn Lue was born on May 3, 1977. He comes from the city of Mexico, Missouri.  As a player Tronn Lue played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks and
Orlando Magic. He has been an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, and Cleveland Cavaliers

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