Of the eight open head coaching jobs following the regular season, seven Black coaches were hired: Nate McMillan with Atlanta; Ime Udoka with Boston; Jason Kidd with Dallas; Willie Green with New Orleans; Jamahl Mosley with Orlando; Chauncey Billups with Portland; and Wes Unseld Jr. with Washington.
How many black NBA coaches have there been?
The NBA now has 10 Black coaches, the most since 2012-13, when they had 14 to start the season.
Who are the black head coaches in the NBA?
announcement of Jamahl Mosley as the new head coach of the Orlando Magic Monday made it four new Blacks added to the roster of NBA head coaches. Mosley follows the hiring of Ime Udoka in Boston, Chauncy Billups in Portland, and Jason Kidd in Dallas.
Have the Lakers ever had a black head coach?
After defeating the Lakers in seven games in the 1969 Finals, Russell would step away from the game, both as a player and a coach, but his mark had been made. … Then, in the 1971-72 season, Earl Lloyd became the first Black coach to be hired as a full-time head coach when he was hired by the Detroit Pistons.
How many black coaches have the Celtics had?
That’s right. Apparently, Williams either didn’t remember or didn’t know the Celtics have had five Black head coaches before hiring Udoka, including the first-ever Black head coach in NBA history in Bill Russell and three who have led the Celtics to at least one NBA championship.