Complete List Of Seattle SuperSonics Head Coaches In Order

Seattle SuperSonics Head Coaches In Order

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Complete List Of Seattle SuperSonics Head Coaches In Order looks at an iconic NBA franchise based in Seattle, Washington, established in 1967. With an intriguing history spanning over four decades, the SuperSonics developed into one of the league’s most recognizable teams, eventually clinching the NBA Championship in 1979. Their coaches have played a pivotal role in shaping the team’s history. Here’s a look at the SuperSonics’ head coaches:  The team moved to Oklahoma and became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008. We created a separate list for the Oklahoma City Thunder coaches that you can view HERE.

1 – Al Bianchi (1967-1969)

Born in 1932 in Long Island City, New York. Bianchi played for the Syracuse Nationals (1956–1966). He did not have a head coaching role with other NBA teams.

2 – Lenny Wilkens (1969–1972, 1977–1985)

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 Portland Trail Blazers (1974–1976), Cleveland Cavaliers (1986–1993), Atlanta Hawks (1993–2000), and Toronto Raptors (2000–2003).

3 – Tom Nissalke (1972–1973)

Born in 1932 in Madison, Wisconsin. Nissalke did not play in the NBA. He also coached the Houston Rockets (1976–1979) and the Utah Jazz (1979–1982).

4 – Bill Russell (1973–1977)

Born in 1934 in West Monroe, Louisiana. Russell played for the Boston Celtics (1956–1969). He also coached the Boston Celtics (1966–1969) and Sacramento Kings (1987–1988).

5 – Bernie Bickerstaff (1985–1990)

Born in 1944 in Benham, Kentucky. Bickerstaff did not have an NBA playing career. He coached the Denver Nuggets (1994–1996), Washington Wizards (1997–1999), and Charlotte Bobcats (2004–2007).

6 – K.C. Jones (1990–1992)

Born in 1932 in Taylor, Texas. Jones played for the Boston Celtics (1958–1967). He also coached the Washington Bullets (1973–1976) and the Boston Celtics (1983–1988).

7 – George Karl (1992–1998)

Born in 1951 in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. Karl played for the San Antonio Spurs (1973–1974, 1976–1978). He also coached the Cleveland Cavaliers (1984–1986), Golden State Warriors (1986–1988), Milwaukee Bucks (1998–2003), Denver Nuggets (2005–2013), and Sacramento Kings (2015–2016).

8 – Paul Westphal (1998–2000)

Born in 1950 in Redondo Beach, California. Westphal played for the Boston Celtics (1972–1975), Phoenix Suns (1975–1980, 1983–1984), New York Knicks (1981–1983), and Seattle SuperSonics (1980–1981). He coached the Phoenix Suns (1992–1995, 1999–2000) and the Sacramento Kings (2009–2012).

9 – Nate McMillan (2000–2005)

Born in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina. McMillan played for the Seattle SuperSonics (1986–1998). He also coached the Portland Trail Blazers (2005–2012) and Indiana Pacers (2016–2020).

10 – Bob Weiss (2005–2006)

Born in 1942 in Easton, Pennsylvania. Weiss played for the Philadelphia 76ers (1965–1968), Seattle SuperSonics (1968–1974), Milwaukee Bucks (1974–1975), Chicago Bulls (1975–1976), and San Diego Clippers (1977–1978). He did not have a head coaching role with other NBA teams.

11 – Bob Hill (2006–2007)

Born in 1948 in Columbus, Ohio. Hill did not play in the NBA. He also coached the New York Knicks (1986–1987), Indiana Pacers (1990–1993), and San Antonio Spurs (1994–1996).

12 – P.J. Carlesimo (2007–2008)

Born in 1949 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Carlesimo did not play in the NBA. He also coached the Portland Trail Blazers (1994–1997) and the Golden State Warriors (1997–1999).

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