List of Chicago Bulls head coaches

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Fred Hoiberg has coached the Chicago Bulls since the 2015-2016 season.

The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are a member of the Central Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team is owned by Jerry Reinsdorf and was most recently coached by Tom Thibodeau. They play their home games in the United Center. The Bulls first joined the NBA in the 1966–67 season as an expansion team. Coached by Johnny Kerr, the team finished its first season with a 33–48 record, the best record achieved by an expansion team in its first year of play, and secured a playoff berth.[1] The Bulls won their first NBA championship in the 1991 NBA Finals while coached by Phil Jackson.[1] They won five additional NBA championships in the 1990s under Jackson.[1]

There have been 21 head coaches for the Bulls franchise. Phil Jackson is also the franchise's all-time leader in regular season games coached, regular season games won, playoff games coached, and playoff games won.[2] Jackson and Jerry Sloan are the only Bulls coaches to have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach.[2][3] Kerr, Dick Motta, Jackson, and Thibodeau have won NBA Coach of the Year with the team.[4] Ed Badger, Bill Berry, Bill Cartwright, Pete Myers and Jim Boylan have all spent their entire NBA head coaching careers with the Bulls.[5][6][7][8][9] Sloan, Cartwright, and Myers formerly played for the Bulls.[10][11][12]

Key

GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
# Number of coaches[a]
* Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the Bulls
dagger Elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach

Coaches

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2017–18 season.

# Name Term[b] GC W L Win% GC W L Win% Achievements Reference
Regular season Playoffs
1 Johnny Kerr 19661968 163 62 101 .380 8 1 7 .125 1966–67 NBA Coach of the Year [13]
2 Dick Motta 19681976 656 356 300 .543 47 18 29 .383 1970–71 NBA Coach of the Year [14]
3 Ed Badger* 19761978 164 84 80 .512 3 1 2 .333 [5]
4 Larry Costello 1978–1979 56 20 36 .357 [15]
5 Scotty Robertson 1979 26 11 15 .423 [16]
6 Jerry Sloandagger 19791982 215 94 121 .437 6 2 4 .333 [3]
7 Phil Johnson 1982 1 0 1 .000 [17]
8 Rod Thorn 1982 30 15 15 .500 [18]
9 Paul Westhead 1982–1983 82 28 54 .341 [19]
10 Kevin Loughery 19831985 164 65 99 .396 4 1 3 .250 [20]
11 Stan Albeck 1985–1986 82 30 52 .366 3 0 3 .000 [21]
12 Doug Collins 19861989 246 137 109 .557 30 13 17 .433 [22]
13 Phil Jacksondagger 19891998 738 545 193 .738 152 111 41 .730 1995–96 NBA Coach of the Year
6 championships (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)
One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history[23]
[2]
14 Tim Floyd 19982001 239 49 190 .205 [24]
15 Bill Berry* 2001 2 0 2 .000 [6]
16 Bill Cartwright* 20012003 151 51 100 .336 [7]
17 Pete Myers* 2003 2 0 2 .000 [8]
18 Scott Skiles 20032007 337 165 172 .490 22 10 12 .455 [25]
Pete Myers* 2007 1 0 1 .000 [8]
19 Jim Boylan 2007–2008 56 24 32 .429 [9]
20 Vinny Del Negro 20082010 164 82 82 .500 12 4 8 .333 [26]
21 Tom Thibodeau 20102015 394 255 139 .647 51 23 28 .451 2010–11 NBA Coach of the Year [27]
22 Fred Hoiberg* 2015–present 246 110 136 .447 6 2 4 .333 [28]

Notes

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Bulls. Thus any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season.

References

General
  • "Chicago Bulls Coach Register". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b c "Chicago Bulls History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "Phil Jackson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Jerry Sloan Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved June 2, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Ed Badger Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Bill Berry Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Bill Cartwright Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b c "Pete Myers Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Jim Boylan Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Jerry Sloan Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 22, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Bill Cartwright Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 22, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Pete Myers Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 22, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Red Kerr Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Dick Motta Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Larry Costello Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Scotty Robertson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Phil Johnson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  18. ^ "Rod Thorn Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  19. ^ "Paul Westhead Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  20. ^ "Kevin Loughery Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  21. ^ "Stan Albeck Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  22. ^ "Doug Collins Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  23. ^ "Top 10 Coaches in NBA History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 30, 2008. 
  24. ^ "Tim Floyd Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  25. ^ "Scott Skiles Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  26. ^ "Vinny Del Negro Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 13, 2008. 
  27. ^ "Tom Thibodeau Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  28. ^ "BULLS NAME FRED HOIBERG HEAD COACH". NBA.com. Retrieved June 2, 2015. 

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