Complete List Of Philadelphia 76ers Head Coaches In Order

List Of Philadelphia 76ers Head Coaches In Order

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The Philadelphia 76ers, often simply referred to as the Sixers, are one of the oldest franchises in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established as the Syracuse Nationals in 1946, the team moved to Philadelphia in 1963 and took on its current name, a nod to the city’s historical significance as the birthplace of American independence in 1776. The Sixers’ rich history is marked by periods of both dominance and struggle, with notable players and coaches helping to shape the franchise’s legacy. This list will chronicle the head coaches who have guided the team throughout its journey, along with some additional information about their coaching and playing careers, as well as their personal backgrounds.

  1. Dolph Schayes (1963-1966): Born in Bronx, New York in 1928. Played from 1949-1964 for the Syracuse Nationals and briefly for the Philadelphia 76ers. He also coached the Buffalo Braves (1970-1972).
  2. Alex Hannum (1966-1968): Born in Los Angeles, California in 1923. Played from 1949-1957 for various NBA teams including the Rochester Royals, Fort Wayne Pistons, and the Syracuse Nationals. He also coached the St. Louis Hawks (1956-1958), the San Francisco Warriors (1963-1966), and the San Diego Rockets (1969-1971).
  3. Jack Ramsay (1968-1972): Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1925. He did not play professionally. He also coached the Buffalo Braves (1972-1976) and the Portland Trail Blazers (1976-1986).
  4. Roy Rubin (1972-1973): Born in The Bronx, New York in 1925. He did not play professionally. The Philadelphia 76ers were the only NBA team he coached.
  5. Kevin Loughery (1973-1973): Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1940. Played from 1962-1973 for various teams including the Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets, and Philadelphia 76ers. He also coached the New York Nets (1973-1980), the Chicago Bulls (1983-1985), and the Washington Bullets (1985-1993).
  6. Gene Shue (1973-1977): Born in Towson, Maryland in 1931. Played from 1954-1964 for the Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, and Baltimore Bullets. He also coached the Baltimore Bullets (1966-1973) and the Los Angeles Clippers (1987-1990).
  7. Billy Cunningham (1977-1985): Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1943. Played from 1965-1976 for the Philadelphia 76ers. He did not coach any other NBA team.
  8. Matt Guokas (1985-1988): Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1944. Played from 1966-1976 for various teams including the Philadelphia 76ers and the Chicago Bulls. He also coached the Orlando Magic (1989-1993).
  9. Jim Lynam (1988-1992): Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1941. He did not play professionally. He also coached the San Diego Clippers (1983-1985) and the Washington Bullets (1994-1997).
  10. Doug Moe (1992-1993): Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1938. Played from 1967-1972 for the New Orleans Buccaneers, Washington Caps, and Virginia Squires. He also coached the Denver Nuggets (1980-1990).
  11. Fred Carter (1993-1994): Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1945. Played from 1969-1977 for the Baltimore Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Philadelphia 76ers were the only NBA team he coached.
  12. John Lucas (1994-1996): Born in Durham, North Carolina in 1953. Played from 1976-1990 for various teams including the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and the Milwaukee Bucks. He also coached the San Antonio Spurs (1992-1994) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (2001-2003).
  13. Johnny Davis (1996-1997): Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1955. Played from 1976-1986 for various teams including the Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers, and the Atlanta Hawks. He also coached the Orlando Magic (2003-2005).
  14. Larry Brown (1997-2003): Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1940. Played from 1967-1972 for various teams including the New Orleans Buccaneers, Denver Rockets, and the Virginia Squires. He also coached the Denver Nuggets (1974-1979), New Jersey Nets (1981-1983), San Antonio Spurs (1988-1992), Indiana Pacers (1993-1997), Detroit Pistons (2003-2005), New York Knicks (2005-2006), and the Charlotte Bobcats (2008-2010).
  15. Randy Ayers (2003-2004): Born in Springfield, Ohio in 1956. He did not play professionally. The Philadelphia 76ers were the only NBA team he coached.
  16. Chris Ford (2004): Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1949. Played from 1972-1982 for the Detroit Pistons and the Boston Celtics. He also coached the Boston Celtics (1990-1995), the Milwaukee Bucks (1996-1998), and the Los Angeles Clippers (1998-2000).
  17. Jim O’Brien (2004-2005): Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1952. He did not play professionally. He also coached the Boston Celtics (2001-2004) and the Indiana Pacers (2007-2011).
  18. Maurice Cheeks (2005-2008): Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1956. Played from 1978-1993 for various teams including the Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, and the Atlanta Hawks. He also coached the Portland Trail Blazers (2001-2005) and the Detroit Pistons (2013-2014).
  19. Tony DiLeo (2008-2009): Born in Bristol, Pennsylvania in 1955. He did not play professionally. The Philadelphia 76ers were the only NBA team he coached.
  20. Eddie Jordan (2009-2010): Born in Washington, D.C. in 1955. Played from 1977-1984 for the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He also coached the Sacramento Kings (1996-1997) and the Washington Wizards (2003-2008).
  21. Doug Collins (2010-2013): Born in Christopher, Illinois in 1951. Played from 1973-1981 for the Philadelphia 76ers. He also coached the Chicago Bulls (1986-1989) and the Detroit Pistons (1995-1998).
  22. Brett Brown (2013-2020): Born in South Portland, Maine in 1961. He did not play professionally. The Philadelphia 76ers were the only NBA team he coached.
  23. Doc Rivers (2020- 2022): Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1961. Played from 1983-1996 for various teams including the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and the San Antonio Spurs. He also coached the Orlando Magic (1999-2003) and the Boston Celtics (2004-2013), and the Los Angeles Clippers (2013-2020).
  24. Nicholas David Nurse (2023): Born in Carroll, Iowa, in 1967.

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