Complete List Of Portland Trail Blazers Head Coaches In Order

List Of Portland Trail Blazers Head Coaches In Order

Complete List Of Portland Trail Blazers Head Coaches In Order looks at a team established in 1970 which quickly became an emblematic franchise in the Pacific Northwest. Located in Portland, Oregon, the team has a passionate fan base and has achieved significant success over the years, including an NBA Championship in 1977. The Trail Blazers’ success can largely be credited to their series of esteemed coaches. Let’s explore the head coaches who have contributed to shaping the team’s illustrious history:

1 – Rolland Todd (1970-1972)

Born in 1939 in Great Falls, Montana. Todd did not play in the NBA. Records for other coaching roles are not available.

2 – Stu Inman (1972)

Born in 1926 in San Francisco, California. Inman did not have an NBA playing career. He did not have a head coaching role with other NBA teams.

3 – Jack McCloskey (1972-1974)

Born in 1925 in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania. McCloskey did not play in the NBA. He did not have a head coaching role with other NBA teams.

4 – Lenny Wilkens (1974-1976)

Born in 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. Wilkens played for the St. Louis Hawks (1960–1968), Seattle SuperSonics (1968–1972), and Cleveland Cavaliers (1972–1974). He also coached the Seattle SuperSonics (1969–1972, 1977–1985), Cleveland Cavaliers (1986–1993), Atlanta Hawks (1993–2000), and Toronto Raptors (2000–2003).

5 – Jack Ramsay (1976-1986)

Born in 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ramsay did not have an NBA playing career. He also coached the Philadelphia 76ers (1968–1972) and the Indiana Pacers (1986–1988).

6 – Mike Schuler (1986-1989)

Born in 1940 in Portsmouth, Ohio. Schuler did not play in the NBA. He also coached the Los Angeles Clippers (1990–1992).

7 – Rick Adelman (1989-1994)

Born in 1946 in Lynwood, California. Adelman played for the San Diego Rockets (1968–1970), Portland Trail Blazers (1970–1973), Chicago Bulls (1973–1974), and the New Orleans Jazz (1974–1975). He also coached the Golden State Warriors (1995–1997), Sacramento Kings (1998–2006), Houston Rockets (2007–2011), and Minnesota Timberwolves (2011–2014).

8 – P.J. Carlesimo (1994-1997)

Born in 1949 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Carlesimo did not have an NBA playing career. He also coached the Golden State Warriors (1997–1999) and the Brooklyn Nets (2012–2013).

9 – Mike Dunleavy Sr. (1997-2001)

Born in 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. Dunleavy played for the Philadelphia 76ers (1976–1978), Houston Rockets (1978–1982), San Antonio Spurs (1982–1983), and Milwaukee Bucks (1983–1985). He also coached the Los Angeles Lakers (1990–1992), Milwaukee Bucks (1992–1996), and the Los Angeles Clippers (2003–2010).

10 – Maurice Cheeks (2001-2005)

Born in 1956 in Chicago, Illinois. Cheeks played for the Philadelphia 76ers (1978–1989), San Antonio Spurs (1989–1990), New York Knicks (1990–1991), Atlanta Hawks (1991–1992), and New Jersey Nets (1993). He also coached the Philadelphia 76ers (2005–2008) and the Detroit Pistons (2013–2014).

11 – Nate McMillan (2005-2012)

Born in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina. McMillan played for the Seattle SuperSonics (1986–1998). He also coached the Seattle SuperSonics (2000–2005) and Indiana Pacers (2016–2020).

12 – Terry Stotts (2012-2021)

Born in 1957 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Stotts did not have an NBA playing career. He also coached the Atlanta Hawks (2002–2004) and the Milwaukee Bucks (2005–2007).

13 – Chauncey Ray Billups (2021- present)

Chauncey Billups was born on September 25, 1976. He hails from the city of Denver, Colorado. Chauncey played for a lot of teams ion the NBA including the years 1997–1998 for the Boston Celtics, 1998  for the Toronto Raptors, 1999–2000 for the Denver Nuggets, 2000–2002 for the Minnesota Timberwolves, 2002–2008 for the  Detroit Pistons, 2008–2011 for the Denver Nuggets, 2011 for the New York Knicks, 2011–2013 for the Los Angeles Clippers and in 2013–2014 for the Detroit Pistons.

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