List of Golden State Warriors head coaches

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The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. The franchise had been known as the Philadelphia Warriors and the San Francisco Warriors, due to it previously being based in or near those cities. The team is a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Warriors initially joined the Basketball Association of America (BAA) as the Philadelphia Warriors in 1946, and won the first BAA championship title in the same year under coach Edward Gottlieb. The Warriors later joined the NBA at its foundation in 1949. The Warriors' record was 26–42 in their first NBA season and lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Syracuse Nationals.[1][2] Franklin Mieuli and the Diners Club put together a group of 40 local investors to move the Warriors to San Francisco before the 1962–63 NBA season, with Mieuli eventually buying all the shares of the franchise to keep the team from collapsing and to keep it in the area. The team became the Golden State Warriors and moved to Oakland before the 1971–72 NBA season.[3][4][5]

There have been 25 head coaches for the Warriors franchise. The franchise won their first NBA championship as the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1956 NBA Finals, and were coached by George Senesky.[3] Their second title was won as the Golden State Warriors in 1975, under coach Al Attles, who played with and coached the Warriors for 25 seasons.[3][6][7] He is also the franchise's all-time leader in regular season games coached and wins. Steve Kerr leads the franchise in winning percentage for games coached.[8]

Frank McGuire is one of the members of the franchise that has been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as coaches, while being the only one to do so that has spent his whole career with the franchise.[9] Alex Hannum, Don Nelson, and Bill Sharman are the only other members of the franchise that have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.[10][11] Hannum, Nelson, and Kerr have both received the NBA Coach of the Year award once.[10][12] Nelson has also been named one of the top 10 coaches in NBA history.[13] Four former players for the Warriors, Attles, Johnston, George Lee, and Senesky went on to coach for the franchise.[7][14][15][16]

Key

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

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
Philadelphia Warriors
1 Edward Gottlieb* 19461955 581 263 318 .453 32 15 17 .469 1 Championship (1947) [17]
2 George Senesky* 19551958 216 119 97 .551 20 10 10 .500 1 Championship (1956) [18]
3 Al Cervi 1958–1959 72 32 40 .444 [19]
4 Neil Johnston* 19591961 154 95 59 .617 12 4 8 .333 [20]
5 Frank McGuire*dagger 1961–1962 80 49 31 .613 12 6 6 .500 [9]
San Francisco Warriors
6 Bob Feerick 1962–1963 80 31 49 .388 [21]
7 Alex Hannumdagger 19631966 240 100 140 .417 12 5 7 .417 1963–64 NBA Coach of the Year[22] [10]
8 Bill Sharmandagger 19661968 163 87 76 .534 25 13 12 .520 [11]
9 George Lee* 19681970 134 63 71 .470 6 2 4 .333 [23]
10 Al Attles* 19701971 (as player-coach) 122 49 63 .438 5 1 4 .200 [6]
Golden State Warriors
Al Attles* 19711980 707 394 323 .550 56 29 27 .518 1 Championship (1975) [6]
11 Johnny Bach* 1980 21 6 15 .286 [24]
Al Attles* 19801983 246 114 132 .463 [6]
Johnny Bach* 19831986 246 89 157 .362 [24]
12 George Karl 19861988 146 58 88 .397 10 4 6 .400 [25]
13 Ed Gregory* 1988 18 4 14 .222 [26]
14 Don Nelsondagger 19881995 537 277 260 .516 24 9 15 .375 1991–92 NBA Coach of the Year[22]
One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history[13]
[12]
15 Bob Lanier* 1995 37 12 25 .324 [27]
16 Rick Adelman 19951997 164 66 98 .402 [28]
17 P.J. Carlesimo 19971999 159 46 113 .289 [29]
18 Garry St. Jean 1999–2000 55 13 42 .236 [30]
19 Dave Cowens 20002001 105 25 80 .238 [31]
20 Brian Winters 2001–2002 59 13 46 .220 [32]
21 Eric Musselman 20022004 164 75 89 .457 [33]
22 Mike Montgomery* 20042006 164 68 96 .415 [34]
Don Nelsondagger 20062010 328 145 183 .442 11 5 6 .455 One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history[13] [12]
23 Keith Smart 2010–2011 82 36 46 .439 [35]
24 Mark Jackson* 20112014 230 121 109 .526 19 9 10 .474 [36]
25 Steve Kerr* 2014–present 328 265 63 .808 83 63 20 .759 3 Championships (2015, 2017, 2018)
2015–16 NBA Coach of the Year[37]
[38]

Notes

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

References

General
  • "Warriors Coach Register". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 6, 2008. 
Specific
  1. ^ "1949-50 NBA Season Summary". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "2007-08 Warriors Media Guide: Warriors History (pg. 170)" (PDF). NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 5, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Golden State Warriors". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  4. ^ Bush, David (May 4, 2005). "There's still more to Mieuli than meets the eye". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  5. ^ "2007-08 Warriors Media Guide: Warriors History (pg. 148)" (PDF). NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 5, 2008. Retrieved June 29, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Al Attles Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Al Attles Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Golden State Warriors Coach Register". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Frank McGuire Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  10. ^ a b c "Alex Hannum Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "Bill Sharman Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  12. ^ a b c "Don Nelson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  13. ^ a b c "Top 10 Coaches in NBA History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved May 19, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Neil Johnston Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  15. ^ "George Lee Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  16. ^ "George Senesky Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Edward Gottlieb Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  18. ^ "George Senesky Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  19. ^ "Al Cervi Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  20. ^ "Neil Johnston Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  21. ^ "Bob Feerick Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  22. ^ a b "Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved May 19, 2008. 
  23. ^ "George Lee Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  24. ^ a b "Johnny Bach Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  25. ^ "George Karl Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  26. ^ "Ed Gregory Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  27. ^ "Bob Lanier Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  28. ^ "Rick Adelman Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  29. ^ "P.J. Carlesimo Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  30. ^ "Garry St. Jean Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  31. ^ "Dave Cowens Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  32. ^ "Brian Winters Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  33. ^ "Eric Musselman Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  34. ^ "Mike Montgomery Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  35. ^ "Keith Smart Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 27, 2011. 
  36. ^ "Mark Jackson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  37. ^ "Warriors' Kerr named 2015-16 NBA Coach of the Year". NBA.com. April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  38. ^ "Steve Kerr Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 

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