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Johnny Davis
Point guard
Born October 21, 1955 (1955-10-21) (age 54)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
College Dayton
Draft 2nd round, 22nd overall, 1976
Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 1976–1986
Former teams Portland Trail Blazers (1976–1978)
Indiana Pacers (1978–1982)
Atlanta Hawks (1982–1984, 1986)
Cleveland Cavaliers (1984–1986)

Johnny Reginald Davis (born October 21, 1955, in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American professional basketball player, and currently an assistant coach for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. He played in the league with four teams in ten years from 1976-1986, winning an NBA championship in his rookie season (1976-1977) with the Portland Trail Blazers. He also played for the Indiana Pacers, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 1996-1997 Davis coached the Philadelphia 76ers, and he coached the Orlando Magic for nearly two seasons from 2003 to 2005. On June 21, 2007, he was named assistant coach by new Grizzlies head coach Marc Iavaroni. Davis had previously served as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

On January 22, 2009, Iavaroni was fired by Memphis GM Chris Wallace, and Davis was named interim head coach of the Grizzlies. On January 25, Lionel Hollins was named Memphis' head coach, with Davis going back to his old job as an assistant coach.

Preceded by
John Lucas
Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach
1996–1997
Succeeded by
Larry Brown
Preceded by
Doc Rivers
Orlando Magic Head Coach
2003–2005
Succeeded by
Chris Jent (interim)
Preceded by
Marc Iavaroni
Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach
2009
Succeeded by
Lionel Hollins

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