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Eddie Jordan was the coach for the Wizards from 2003 to 2008.

The Washington Wizards are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C. They are a member of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team plays its home games at the Verizon Center. The franchise was established in Chicago, Illinois as the Chicago Packers in 1961; after one season, its name was changed to the Chicago Zephyrs. In 1963, the franchise moved to Baltimore, Maryland and was renamed the Baltimore Bullets. It moved to Landover, Maryland in 1973 and changed its name to the Capital Bullets. After one season, the team became the Washington Bullets. In 1978, the Bullets won the 1978 NBA Finals in seven games for the franchise's only championship. In 1997, the team became the Washington Wizards, which is the team's current name. Since their formation, the Wizards have won six divisional championships, four conference championships, one league championship and have appeared in the playoffs twenty-three times.[1][2][3]

There have been 22 head coaches for the Wizards franchise. The franchise's first coach was Jim Pollard, who led the team for one season.[4] Dick Motta is the only Wizards coach to have led the team to a championship; the team won the 1978 NBA Finals as the Washington Bullets during his tenure.[5] Gene Shue is the only Wizards coach to have won the NBA Coach of the Year Award; he won it twice, in 1969 and 1982.[6] No Wizards coach has been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach, but four have been elected into the Hall of Fame as a player: Jim Pollard, Buddy Jeannette, K. C. Jones and Wes Unseld.[7] Shue is the franchise's all-time leader in regular-season games coached (1027) and wins (522); Jones is the franchise's all-time leader in regular-season winning percentage (.630).[8] Dick Motta is the franchise's all-time leader in playoff games coached (51) and wins (27), as well as playoff-game winning percentage (.529).[5] Five Wizards coaches have spent their entire NBA head coaching career with the team: Mike Farmer, Bob Staak, Jim Brovelli, Leonard Hamilton and Ed Tapscott.[9][10][11][12][13] Flip Saunders is the current coach.[14]

Contents

Key

General
# Number of coaches[a]
* Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the Packers/Zephyrs/Bullets/Wizards
Regular-season
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
Playoffs
PGC Games coached
PW Wins
PL Losses
PWin% Winning percentage

Coaches

Ed Tapscott sitting on the bench during a basketball game
Ed Tapscott was the head coach for the Wizards in the 2008–09 season.

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2008–09 season.

# Name Term[b] GC W L Win% PGC PW PL PWin% Achievements Reference
&0000000000000001.0000001 Pollard, JimJim Pollard 1961–1962 80 18 62 .359 [4]
&0000000000000002.0000002 McMahon, JackJack McMahon 1962 38 12 26 .316 [15]
&0000000000000003.0000003 Leonard, SlickSlick Leonard 19621964 122 44 78 .361 [16]
&0000000000000004.0000004 Jeannette, BuddyBuddy Jeannette 1964–1965 80 37 43 .463 10 5 5 .500 [17]
&0000000000000005.0000005 Seymour, PaulPaul Seymour 1965–1966 80 38 42 .475 3 0 3 .000 [18]
&0000000000000006.0000006 Farmer, MikeMike Farmer* 1966 9 1 8 .111 [9]
&0000000000000007.000000 Jeannette, BuddyBuddy Jeannette 1966 16 3 13 .188 [17]
&0000000000000008.0000007 Shue, GeneGene Shue 19661973 548 291 257 .531 40 14 26 .350 1968–69 NBA Coach of the Year[6] [19]
&0000000000000009.0000008 Jones, K. C.K. C. Jones 19731976 246 155 91 .630 31 14 17 .452 [8]
&0000000000000010.0000009 Motta, DickDick Motta 19761980 328 185 143 .564 51 27 24 .529 NBA Championship (1978)[20] [5]
&0000000000000011.000000 Shue, GeneGene Shue 19801986 479 231 248 .482 15 5 10 .333 1981–82 NBA Coach of the Year[6] [19]
&0000000000000012.00000010 Loughery, KevinKevin Loughery 19861988 122 57 65 .467 8 2 6 .250 [21]
&0000000000000013.00000011 Unseld, WesWes Unseld 19871994 547 202 345 .369 5 2 3 .400 [22]
&0000000000000014.00000012 Lynam, JimJim Lynam 19941997 210 82 128 .390 [23]
&0000000000000015.00000013 Staak, BobBob Staak* 1997 1 0 1 .000 [10]
&0000000000000016.00000014 Bickerstaff, BernieBernie Bickerstaff 1997 149 77 72 .516 3 0 3 .000 [24]
&0000000000000017.00000015 Brovelli, JimJim Brovelli* 1999 18 5 13 .278 [11]
&0000000000000018.00000016 Heard, GarGar Heard 1999–2000 44 14 30 .318 [25]
&0000000000000019.00000017 Walker, DarrellDarrell Walker 2000 38 15 23 .395 [26]
&0000000000000020.00000018 Hamilton, LeonardLeonard Hamilton* 2000–2001 82 19 63 .232 [12]
&0000000000000021.00000019 Collins, DougDoug Collins 20012003 164 74 90 .451 [27]
&0000000000000022.00000020 Jordan, EddieEddie Jordan 20032008 421 197 224 .468 26 8 18 .308 [28]
&0000000000000023.00000021 Tapscott, EdEd Tapscott* 2008–2009 71 18 53 .254 [13]
&0000000000000024.00000022 Saunders, FlipFlip Saunders 2009–present [14]

Notes

  • a  A running total of the number of coaches of the franchise. 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
Specific
  1. ^ "Washington Wizards History". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved on November 27, 2008.
  2. ^ "Washington Wizards History". CBS Interactive. Retrieved on November 27, 2008.
  3. ^ "Washington Wizards (1963-Present)". MMVIII Tank Productions. Retrieved on November 27, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Jim Pollard Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  5. ^ a b c "Dick Motta Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  6. ^ a b c "Coach of the Year". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved on November 27, 2008.
  7. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinees By Category". Basketball Hall of Fame. CBS Interactive. Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  8. ^ a b "K. C. Jones Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  9. ^ a b "Mike Farmer Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  10. ^ a b "Bob Staak Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  11. ^ a b "Jim Brovelli Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  12. ^ a b "Leonard Hamilton Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  13. ^ a b "Ed Tapscott Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  14. ^ a b "Saunders signs four-year deal to coach Wizards". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved on April 22, 2009.
  15. ^ "Jack McMahon Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  16. ^ "Slick Leonard Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  17. ^ a b "Buddy Jeannette Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  18. ^ "Paul Seymour Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  19. ^ a b "Gene Shue Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  20. ^ "NBA Finals: All-Time Champions". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  21. ^ "Kevin Loughery Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  22. ^ "Wes Unseld Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  23. ^ "Jim Lynam Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  24. ^ "Bernie Bickerstaff Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  25. ^ "Gar Heard Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  26. ^ "Darrell Walker Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  27. ^ "Doug Collins Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  28. ^ "Eddie Jordan Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
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