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Eddie Jordan, the current head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers franchise.

The Philadelphia 76ers are an American professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Formerly known as the Syracuse Nationals, the 76ers joined the NBA when it was founded in 1949. The Nationals had a record of 51–13 in their first NBA season under coach Al Cervi and won the Eastern Division crown. The franchise were purchased by Philadelphian Irv Kosloff and Ike Richma in the spring of 1963; the NBA approved their franchise shift on May 22 and name change to the Philadelphia 76ers on August 6. This brought professional basketball back to the city, which had been without a team since the Golden State Warriors left Philadelphia in 1962.[1][2] The current head coach of the team, Eddie Jordan, was hired by the 76ers to be the head coach on June 1, 2009.[3]

There have been 23 head coaches for the Philadelphia 76ers franchise. The franchise won their first NBA championship as the Syracuse Nationals in the 1955 NBA Finals under coach Cervi. Their second title was won as the Philadelphia 76ers in 1967, coached by Alex Hannum, who has the highest career winning percentage for the 76ers.[4][5] Billy Cunningham, who played and coached with the 76ers for 17 years, is the franchise's all-time leader in both regular season and playoff games coached and wins.[6][7] He coached the team to their most recent title in 1983.[4][6]

Hannum, Jack Ramsay, and Larry Brown are the only members of the franchise to have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as coaches.[5][8][9] Cervi, Paul Seymour, and Kevin Loughery served as a player-coaches, and Cervi, after retiring as a player, continued to coach the team for the rest of the season he retired and five other seasons.[10][11][12] Six other former players, Hannum, Dolph Schayes, Cunningham, Matt Guokas, Fred Carter, and Maurice Cheeks went on to coach for the franchise.[13][5][6][14][15][16]

Contents

Key

General
# Number of coaches[a]
Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach
* Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the 76ers
Regular-season
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
Playoffs
PGC Games coached
PW Wins
PL Losses
PWin% Winning percentage

Coaches

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2008–09 season. The list does not include NBL seasons.

# Name Term[b] GC W L Win% PGC PW PL PWin% Achievements Reference
&0000000000000001.0000001 Cervi, AlAl Cervi 1950–1957 495 294 201 .594 60 34 26 .567 1 championship (1955) [10]
&0000000000000002.0000002 Seymour, PaulPaul Seymour 1957–1960 279 155 124 .556 20 9 11 .450 [11]
&0000000000000003.0000003 Hannum, AlexAlex Hannum 1960–1963 239 127 112 .531 18 8 10 .444 [5]
&0000000000000004.0000004 Schayes, DolphDolph Schayes 1964–1966 240 129 111 .538 21 9 12 .429 1965–66 NBA Coach of the Year[17] [14]
&0000000000000005.000000 Hannum, AlexAlex Hannum 1966–1968 163 130 33 .798 28 18 10 .643 1 championship (1967) [5]
&0000000000000006.0000005 Ramsay, JackJack Ramsay 1969–1972 328 174 154 .530 17 5 12 .294 One of the top 10 coaches in NBA history[18] [8]
&0000000000000007.0000006 Rubin, RoyRoy Rubin* 1973 51 4 47 .078 [19]
&0000000000000008.0000007 Loughery, KevinKevin Loughery 1973 31 5 26 .161 [12]
&0000000000000009.0000008 Shue, GeneGene Shue 1974–1978 334 157 177 .470 22 11 11 .500 [20]
&0000000000000010.0000009 Cunningham, BillyBilly Cunningham* 1978–1985 650 454 196 .698 105 66 39 .629 1 championship (1983) [6]
&0000000000000011.00000010 Guokas, MattMatt Guokas 1986–1988 207 119 88 .575 17 8 9 .471 [15]
&0000000000000012.00000011 Lynam, JimJim Lynam 1988–1992 367 194 173 .529 21 8 13 .381 [21]
&0000000000000013.00000012 Moe, DougDoug Moe 1993 56 19 37 .339 [22]
&0000000000000014.00000013 Carter, FredFred Carter* 1993–1994 108 32 76 .296 [16]
&0000000000000015.00000014 Lucas, JohnJohn Lucas 1995–1996 164 42 122 .256 [23]
&0000000000000016.00000015 Davis, JohnnyJohnny Davis 1997 82 22 60 .268 [24]
&0000000000000017.00000016 Brown, LarryLarry Brown 1998–2003 460 255 205 .554 58 28 30 .483 2000–01 NBA Coach of the Year[17] [9]
&0000000000000018.00000017 Ayers, RandyRandy Ayers 2004 52 21 31 .404 [25]
&0000000000000019.00000018 Ford, ChrisChris Ford 2004 30 12 18 .400 [26]
&0000000000000020.00000019 O'Brien, JimJim O'Brien 2005 82 43 39 .524 5 1 4 .200 [27]
&0000000000000021.00000020 Cheeks, MauriceMaurice Cheeks 2005–2008 246 113 133 .459 6 2 4 .333 [13]
&0000000000000022.00000021 DiLeo, TonyTony DiLeo 2008–2009 59 32 27 .542 6 2 4 .333 [28]
&0000000000000023.00000022 Jordan, EddieEddie Jordan 2009–present [3]

Notes

  • a  A running total of the number of coaches of the Nationals/76ers. Thus, any coach who has two separate terms as head coach is only counted once.

References

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Syracuse Nationals Index". NBA.com (Turner Sports Interactive, Inc). http://www.nba.com/sixers/history/syracuse_nationals_index.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  2. ^ "2007-08 Warriors Media Guide: Warriors History (pg. 170)" (PDF). NBA.com (Turner Sports Interactive, Inc). http://www.nba.com/media/warriors/0708GSWMG_History.pdf. Retrieved May 29, 2008.  
  3. ^ a b "Philadelphia 76ers name Eddie Jordan head coach". NBA.com. June 1, 2009. http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/eddie_jordan_090529.html. Retrieved June 3, 2009.  
  4. ^ a b "Philadelphia 76ers". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/PHI/. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  5. ^ a b c d e "Alex Hannum Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/hannual01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  6. ^ a b c d "Billy Cunningham Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/cunnibi01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  7. ^ "Billy Cunningham Playing Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/cunnibi01.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  8. ^ a b "Jack Ramsay Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/ramsaja99c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  9. ^ a b "Larry Brown Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/brownla01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  10. ^ a b "Al Servi Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/cervial01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  11. ^ a b "Paul Seymour Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/seymopa01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  12. ^ a b "Kevin Loughery Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/loughke01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  13. ^ a b "Maurice Cheeks Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/cheekma01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  14. ^ a b "Dolph Schayes Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/schaydo01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  15. ^ a b "Matt Guokas Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/guokama02c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  16. ^ a b "Fred Carter Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/cartefr01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  17. ^ a b "Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. http://www.nba.com/history/awards_coachofyear.html. Retrieved May 19, 2008.  
  18. ^ "Top 10 Coaches in NBA History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. http://www.nba.com/history/top_10_coaches.html. Retrieved May 19, 2008.  
  19. ^ "Roy Rubin Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/rubinro99c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  20. ^ "Gene Shue Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/shuege01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  21. ^ "Jim Lynam Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/lynamji99c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  22. ^ "Doug Moe Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/moedo01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  23. ^ "John Lucas Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/lucasjo01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  24. ^ "Johnny Davis Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/davisjo01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  25. ^ "Randy Ayers Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/ayersra99c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  26. ^ "Chris Ford Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/fordch01c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  27. ^ "Jim O'Brien Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/obrieji99c.html. Retrieved May 28, 2008.  
  28. ^ "Tony DiLeo Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/dileoto99c.html. Retrieved April 30, 2009.  
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