NBA first-year head coaches
Nine coaches will helm an NBA team for the first time in their careers this season.
MIKE BUDENHOLZER, Atlanta Hawks
2012-13 team record: 44-38
Last season: Assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs
NBA experience: Assistant coach of Spurs from 1996-2013. |
BRAD STEVENS, Boston Celtics
2012-13 team record: 41-40
Last season: Head coach at Butler University
JASON KIDD, Brooklyn Nets
2012-13 team record: 49-33
Last season: Knicks point guard
NBA experience: 19 seasons as a player for the New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and Knicks. |
STEVE CLIFFORD, Charlotte Bobcats
2012-13 team record: 21-61
Last season: Assistant coach for Los Angeles Lakers
NBA experience: One season as an advance scout for the Knicks; 12 seasons as an assistant coach for the Knicks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Lakers. |
BRIAN SHAW, Denver Nuggets
2012-13 team record: 57-25
Last season: Assistant coach for Indiana Pacers
NBA experience: 14 seasons as a player for the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers; Eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Lakers and Pacers. |
DAVID JOERGER, Memphis Grizzlies
2012-13 team record: 56-26
Last season: Assistant coach for the Grizzlies.
NBA experience: Six seasons as assistant coach for the Grizzlies. |
BRETT BROWN, Philadelphia 76ers
2012-13 team record: 34-48
Last season: Assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.
NBA experience: Six seasons as assistant coach for the Spurs. |
JEFF HORNACEK, Phoenix Suns
2012-13 team record: 25-57
Last season: Assistant coach for Utah Jazz.
NBA experience: 14 seasons as a player for the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz; two seasons as assistant coach for Jazz. |
MICHAEL MALONE, Sacramento Kings
2012-13 team record: 28-54
Last season: Assistant coach with the Kings.
NBA experience: 12 seasons as assistant coach with the Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Hornets, Golden State Warriors and Kings. |