Mike Dunleavy, Sr.


Mike Dunleavy, Sr.
Mike Dunleavy, Sr.
No. 10, 31
Shooting guard
Personal information
Date of birth March 21, 1954 (1954-03-21) (age 57)
Place of birth Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
High school Nazareth Regional (Brooklyn, New York)
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College South Carolina (1972–1976)
NBA Draft 1976 / Round: 6 / Pick: 99th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1976–1990
Career history
As player:
19761977 Philadelphia 76ers
1978 Carolina Lightning (AABA)
1978–1982 Houston Rockets
1982–1983 San Antonio Spurs
19831985 Milwaukee Bucks
19891990 Milwaukee Bucks
As coach:
19901992 Los Angeles Lakers
19921996 Milwaukee Bucks
19972001 Portland Trail Blazers
20032010 Los Angeles Clippers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,496 (8.0 ppg)
Rebounds 689 (1.6 rpg)
Assists 1,723 (3.9 apg)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Joseph Dunleavy (born March 21, 1954) is a retired American professional basketball player, former head coach, and former general manager of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. He is the father of Indiana Pacers player Mike Dunleavy, Jr.

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Early life

Dunleavy was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Nazareth Regional High School in Brooklyn, then graduated from the University of South Carolina, where he played under coach Frank McGuire. Drafted in the sixth round of the 1976 NBA Draft with the 99th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers, the 6'2" guard played for them for one full season along with Hall-of-Fame teammate Julius Erving and made the Finals in a losing effort againtst the Portland Trail Blazers. Dunleavy then split the following season between Philadelphia and the Houston Rockets after being traded, and soon made the Finals once again, but yet again his team lost, this time to the Boston Celtics, led by Larry Bird.

Playing career

Dunleavy remained in Texas after leaving Houston for the 1982-83 season, because he spent that season with the neighboring San Antonio Spurs. After two following seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks he retired due to chronic back pain. His best season as a player was with Houston in 1980-81, when he averaged 10.5 points per game and started on a team that played in the NBA Finals.

During his retirement, Dunleavy worked in an investment firm. In 1988-89 and 1989–90, while an assistant coach with the Bucks, he helped as a player for two and five games respectively. In 438 games he averaged 8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

Coaching career

He entered his first head coaching job in 1990 as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, replacing the beloved Pat Riley. In 1991 his team, led by NBA legend Magic Johnson and an upstart Vlade Divac, beat the heavily favored Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals and he led his team to the NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls but they lost in five games. He made the playoffs in his second season in LA but, after feeling pressure from management, decide to take another job offer. He joined the Milwaukee Bucks as head coach prior to the 1992–93 season and remained with them until the end of the 1995–96 season, in a dual role as vice-president of basketball operations and head coach. He relinquished his head coaching duties after a mediocre tenure to operate as the general manager, until accepting the job of head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers in 1997.

Dunleavy was named NBA Coach of the Year in 1999 while with the Blazers. He remained in Portland until the end of the 2000-2001 season, when he was fired. He made the playoffs four times with team, but lack of playoff success and frequent off-court incidents by players caused his dismissal.[citation needed] He joined the Clippers in 2003. Dunleavy was a candidate[clarification needed] for the 2006 Coach of the Year (did not win, the award went to Avery Johnson) and led the Clippers to the second round of the playoffs. It was their first playoff berth since 1997, and the franchise's first series win since a 1977 first-round victory while the team was still playing in Buffalo. The Clippers finished 40-42 in 2006-07, out of the playoffs after a season-ending slump brought on by injury.

He has done work for TNT in 2008, calling NBA playoff games.

On February 4, 2010, Dunleavy stepped down from his duties as the Clippers' coach.[1] He retained his position as general manager, with Kim Hughes, who had worked as Dunleavy's assistant for seven seasons, becoming interim head coach for the remainder of the 2009-10 season. On March 9, 2010, the Clippers fired Dunleavy as General Manager.[2]

Personal life

Dunleavy has three sons: Mike (who played for Duke University, for the Golden State Warriors, and currently for the Indiana Pacers), Baker (who played for Villanova University and after that for Matrixx Magixx in the Netherlands), and James, who plays at the University of Southern California.[citation needed]

Coaching record

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L% Win-loss %
Post season PG Games coached PW Games won PL Games lost PW–L% Win-loss %

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External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Frank Hamblen (interim)
Milwaukee Bucks head coach
19921996
Succeeded by
Chris Ford
Preceded by
Del Harris
Milwaukee Bucks general manager
1992–1997
Succeeded by
Bob Weinhauer
Preceded by
P. J. Carlesimo
Portland Trail Blazers head coach
19972001
Succeeded by
Maurice Cheeks
Preceded by
Dennis Johnson
Los Angeles Clippers head coach
20032010
Succeeded by
Kim Hughes (interim)
Preceded by
Elgin Baylor
Los Angeles Clippers general manager
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Neil Olshey

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