List of Sacramento Kings head coaches

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The Sacramento Kings are an American professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. The Kings play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was founded as the Rochester Royals by Lester Harrison and his brother Jack Harrison in Rochester, New York in 1945.[1] The Royals won the National Basketball League (NBL) championship during their inaugural season by defeating the Sheboygan Redskins 3–0.[1] In 1948, the team joined the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which merged with the NBL to become the NBA a year later.[2] The franchise won its first NBA championship in the 1951 NBA Finals under the coaching of Lester Harrison.[2] The Harrison brothers moved the team to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1957 due to poor attendance.[2] After spending 15 years in Cincinnati, the team was purchased by a group of businessmen from Kansas City, who moved the team to Kansas City and renamed it to the Kings in 1972. The team was briefly named the Kansas City-Omaha Kings from 1972 to 1975 when home games were split between two cities. In 1982, the franchise was bought by a Sacramento-based group and became the Sacramento Kings.[2]

There have been 25 head coaches for the franchise since joining the NBA. Rick Adelman is the franchise's all-time leader in regular season games coached (624), regular season games won (395), playoff games coached (69), and playoff games won (34). Phil Johnson and Cotton Fitzsimmons have won NBA Coach of the Year in the 1974–75 and 1978–79 season, with the Kings respectively.[3][4] Harrison, Bobby Wanzer, Ed Jucker, Bob Cousy, Draff Young, Jerry Reynolds, Reggie Theus, Kenny Natt and Mike Malone have spent their entire NBA head coaching careers with the Kings.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11] Wanzer, Tom Marshall, Jack McMahon, Cousy, Larry Staverman, Adelman and Theus formerly played for the Kings.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18] The Kings are currently owned by the Maloof family, with Mike Malone as the head coach.[19]

Key[edit]

GCGames coached
WWins
LLosses
Win%Winning percentage
#Number of coaches[a]
*Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the Kings

Coaches[edit]

Keith Smart is the Kings current head coach.

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2012–13 season. The list does not include NBL seasons.

#NameTerm[b]GCWLWin%GCWLWin%AchievementsReference
Regular seasonPlayoffs
1Harrison, LesterLester Harrison*19481955476296181.620381919.5001 Championship (1951)[20]
2Wanzer, BobbyBobby Wanzer*19551957 (as player-coach)
19571958
23498126.418202.000[5]
3Marshall, TomTom Marshall1958–1959 (as player-coach)
1959–1960
1293594.271[21]
4Wolf, CharlesCharles Wolf19601963239118121.4941679.438[22]
5McMahon, JackJack McMahon19631967321187134.58323815.348[23]
6Jucker, EdEd Jucker*196719691648084.488[6]
7Cousy, BobBob Cousy*1969–1970 (as player-coach)
19701973
350141209.403[7]
8Young, DraffDraff Young*1973303.000[8]
9Johnson, PhilPhil Johnson19731978340155185.456624.3331974–75 NBA Coach of the Year[3][24]
10Staverman, LarryLarry Staverman1978451827.400[25]
11Fitzsimmons, CottonCotton Fitzsimmons19781984492248244.50426917.3461978–79 NBA Coach of the Year[3][26]
12McKinney, JackJack McKinney1984918.111[27]
Johnson, PhilPhil Johnson1984198720181120.403303.000[24]
13Reynolds, JerryJerry Reynolds*1987602238.367[9]
14Russell, BillBill Russell1987–1988581741.293[28]
Reynolds, JerryJerry Reynolds*198819901103476.309[9]
15Motta, DickDick Motta1990199116148113.298[29]
16Hughes, RexRex Hughes1991–1992572235.386[30]
17St. Jean, GarryGarry St. Jean19921997395159236.403413.250[31]
18Jordan, EddieEddie Jordan19971998973364.340[32]
19Adelman, RickRick Adelman19982006624395229.633693435.493[33]
20Musselman, EricEric Musselman2006–2007823349.402[34]
21Theus, ReggieReggie Theus*200720081064462.415[10]
22Natt, KennyKenny Natt*2008–2009581147.190[35]
23Westphal, PaulPaul Westphal2009201217151120.298[36]
24Smart, KeithKeith Smart201220131414893.340[37]
25Malone, MikeMike Malone*2013–present

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References[edit]

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  1. ^ a b Cook, Kevin. "The Rochester Royals: The Story of Professional Basketball" (PDF). www.rochester.lib.ny.us. Rochester Public Library. Retrieved November 21, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Sacramento Kings History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved November 21, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Sacramento Kings Media Guides 2008-09 p.348" (PDF). NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved November 22, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Bobby Wanzer Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Ed Jucker Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Bob Cousy Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Draff Young Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b c "Jerry Reynolds Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "Reggie Theus Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Kings fire coach Theus". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved December 15, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Bobby Wanzer Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Tom Marshall Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Jack McMahon Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Bob Cousy Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Larry Staverman Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Rick Adelman Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  18. ^ "Reggie Theus Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  19. ^ "Maloof Family Biography". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved November 21, 2008. 
  20. ^ "Lester Harrison Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  21. ^ "Tom Marshall Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  22. ^ "Charles Wolf Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  23. ^ "Jack McMahon Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  24. ^ a b "Phil Johnson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  25. ^ "Larry Staverman Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  26. ^ "Cotton Fitzsimmons Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  27. ^ "Jack McKinney Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  28. ^ "Bill Russell Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  29. ^ "Dick Motta Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  30. ^ "Rex Hughes Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  31. ^ "Garry St. Jean Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  32. ^ "Eddie Jordan Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  33. ^ "Rick Adelman Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 18, 2008. 
  34. ^ "Eric Musselman Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 20, 2008. 
  35. ^ "Kenny Natt Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  36. ^ "Paul Westphal Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 8, 2012. 
  37. ^ "Keith Smart Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2012.