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Los Angeles Coaching History Detailed Information

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Here you have detailed information about the Lakers coaching history. It includes details of the interim coaches. If you wish you can view the summary of Lakers coaches, a page that is easier to understand and only have the total numbers.

Term Coach Reg.Season Playoff Championships
1948-49 to 1956-57 John Kundla 380-240 54-28 5
1957-58 George Mikan 9-30   -
  (Replaced after 39 games in 1957-58 Season)
  John Kundla 10-23 - -
1958-59 John Kundla 33-39 6-7 -
1959-60 John Castellani 11-25 - -
  (Replaced after 36 games in 1959-60 Season)
  Jim Pollard 14-25 5-4 -
  (Interim Head Coach for 39 games in 1959-60 Season)
1960-61 to 1966-67 Fred Schaus 315-245 33-38 -
1967-68 to 1968-69 Bill Van Breda Kolff 107-57 21-12 -
1969-70 to 1970-71 Joe Mullaney 94-70 16-14 -
1971-72 to 1975-76 Bill Sharman 246-164 22-15 1
1976-77 to 1978-79 Jerry West 145-101 8-14 -
1979-80 Jack McKinney 9-4 - -
  (Replaced after 13 games in 1979-80 Season)
  Paul Westhead 51-18 12-4 1
1980-81 to 1981-82 Paul Westhead 61-32 1-2 -
  (Replaced after 11 games in 1981-82 Season)
  Pat Riley 50-21 12-2 1
1982-83 to 1989-90 Pat Riley 483-173 90-47 3
1990-91 to 1991-92 Mike Dunleavy 101- 63 13-10 -
1992-93 to 1993-94 Randy Pfund 66-80 2-3 -
  (Replaced after 66 games in 1993-94 Season)
  Bill Bertka 1-1 - -
  (Interim Head Coach for 2 games in 1993-94 Season)
  Earvin Magic Johnson 5-11 - -
  (Interim Head Coach for remaining 16 games
in 1993-94 Season)
1994-95 to 1999 Del Harris 224-116 17-19 -
  (Fired after 12 games (6-6) of the
strike-shortened 1999 50-game season)
  Bill Bertka 1- 0 - -
  (Interim Head Coach for 1 game in 1999 season)
  Kurt Rambis 24-13 3-5 -
  (Interim Head Coach for final 37 games of
strike-shortened 1999, 50-game season)
1999-00 to 2003-04 Phil Jackson 287-123 64-28 3
  Detail: 1999-00             67-15 15-8 1
  2000-01 56-26 15-1 1
  2001-02 58-24 15-4 1
  2002-03 50-32 6-6  
  2003-04 56-26 13-9  
2004-05 Rudy Tomjanovich 24-19 - -
  (Resigned after 43 games because of health issues)
  Frank Hamblen (interim Coach) 10-29* -  
  * record doesn't include 2 wins he coached
because Tomjanovich was still the official coach
2005-06 to -present Phil Jackson 209-119 34-22 1
  Detail: 2005-06             45-37 3-4  
  2006-07 42-40 1-4  
  2007-08 57-25 14-7  
  2008-09 65-17 16-7 1
* updated June 2009, includes 2009 playoffs


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