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Brian Winters
American basketball player and coach

Brian Winters

Brian Winters
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Intro American basketball player and coach
A.K.A. Brian Joseph Winters
Is Athlete Sports coach Basketball coach Basketball player
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 1 March 1952, Queens
Age 70 years
Stats
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 84 kg
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Biography

Brian Joseph Winters (born March 1, 1952) is an American former basketball player and coach.

Overview

Winters attended academic and athletic powerhouse Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, New York, graduating in 1970. He then played collegiately with the University of South Carolina and was the 12th pick in the 1974 NBA Draft, taken by the Los Angeles Lakers. He made the NBA All-Rookie Team with the Lakers, and was then traded to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of the trade that brought Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the Lakers. He had a productive nine-year career that included two appearances in the NBA All-Star Game and playing on six playoffs teams. Winters averaged 16.2 points and 4.1 assists over his career, with his best years coming from 1975 to 1979 when he averaged over 19 points and slightly less than 5 assists per game. His number 32 was retired by the Bucks. In a 2005 interview, Michael Jordan singled out Winters as the best "pure shooter" in history, claiming that "he had the most beautiful stroke of all the people whom [he could] think of."

After retiring from the NBA, Winters became an assistant coach for two years under legendary coach Pete Carril at Princeton. From there, he moved on to become an assistant coach under Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens with the Cleveland Cavaliers for 7 years and Atlanta Hawks for two more. Next, he was the inaugural coach for the Vancouver Grizzlies for a year and a half. Later, Winters coached with the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors. He was formerly the head coach of the WNBA's Indiana Fever, leading them to their first ever consecutive-year playoff appearances.

On October 26, 2007, Winters option wasn't picked up by the Indiana Fever, ending his four-year tenure with the club. He compiled a 78–58 record in the regular season to go with a 5–7 playoff record. He was a scout for the Indiana Pacers for several seasons until he was let go during the NBA lockout in August 2011. He spent the 2012–13 season as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats.

Head coaching record

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Vancouver 1995–96 82 15 67 .183 7th in Midwest Missed playoffs
Vancouver 1996–97 43 8 35 .186 (fired)
Golden State 2001–02 59 13 46 .220 7th in Pacific Missed playoffs
Career 184 36 148 .196

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1974–75 L.A. Lakers 68 22.3 .443 .826 2.0 2.9 1.1 0.3 11.7
1975–76 Milwaukee 78 35.8 .464 .829 3.2 4.7 1.6 0.3 18.2
1976–77 Milwaukee 78 34.8 .498 .847 3.0 4.3 1.5 0.4 19.3
1977–78 Milwaukee 80 34.4 .463 .840 3.1 4.9 1.6 0.3 19.9
1978–79 Milwaukee 79 32.6 .493 .856 2.2 4.8 1.1 0.5 19.8
1979–80 Milwaukee 80 32.8 .479 .373 .860 2.8 4.5 1.3 0.4 16.2
1980–81 Milwaukee 69 25.7 .475 .353 .869 2.0 3.3 1.0 0.1 11.6
1981–82 Milwaukee 61 13 30.0 .501 .387 .788 2.8 4.1 0.9 0.1 15.9
1982–83 Milwaukee 57 12 23.9 .434 .324 .859 1.9 2.7 0.8 0.1 10.6
Career 650 25 30.7 .475 .363 .842 2.6 4.1 1.2 0.3 16.2
All-Star 2 1 15.0 .417 3.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 5.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1976 Milwaukee 3 42.0 .629 .800 2.3 5.0 1.7 0.7 27.3
1978 Milwaukee 9 33.9 .497 .741 3.3 6.4 1.3 0.9 20.4
1980 Milwaukee 7 38.3 .460 .429 1.000 3.0 5.3 1.6 0.0 15.9
1981 Milwaukee 7 25.9 .459 .333 .750 3.3 3.1 1.4 0.1 10.0
1982 Milwaukee 6 38.7 .494 .500 .833 2.5 4.7 1.3 0.2 16.8
1983 Milwaukee 9 26.7 .429 .273 .824 2.4 3.6 0.7 0.4 9.9
Career 41 33.0 .490 .396 .808 2.9 4.7 1.3 0.4 15.5
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 03 Aug 2019. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://web.archive.org/web/20070825001947/http://www.basketballreference.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=WINTEBR01
http://www.basketballreference.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=WINTEBR01
http://www.michaeljordan.pl/wywiad_michael_jordan_5ang.php
http://www.wnba.com/fever/news/071026_winters.html
http://www.indystar.com/article/20110809/SPORTS04/108090359/Pacers-cut-3-scouts
http://www.nba.com/bobcats/charlotte-bobcats-name-assistant-coaches
https://web.archive.org/web/20120829030827/http://www.nba.com/bobcats/charlotte-bobcats-name-assistant-coaches
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/wintebr01.html
https://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/wintebr01c.html
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