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Butch Van Breda Kolff

Willem Hendrik Van Breda Kolff (Bill)

Born: October 28, 1922 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Died: August 22, 2007
College: New York University
As Player: 175 G, 4.7 PPG, 1.5 APG (Full Record)
As Executive: MMS franchise, 1973-1974 (Full Record)

Assistant Coach and Staff records might not be complete.

Coaching Record

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Age Lg Tm G W L W/L% W > .500 Finish G W L W/L% Notes
1950-51 28 NBA NYK Assistant Coach
1967-68 45 NBA LAL 82 52 30 .634 11.0 2 15 10 5 .667
1968-69 46 NBA LAL 82 55 27 .671 14.0 1 18 11 7 .611
1969-70 47 NBA DET 82 31 51 .378 -10.0 7
1970-71 48 NBA DET 82 45 37 .549 4.0 4
1971-72 49 NBA DET 10 6 4 .600 1.0 4
1972-73 50 NBA PHO 7 3 4 .429 -0.5 3
1973-74 51 ABA MMT 84 21 63 .250 -21.0 5
1974-75 52 NBA NOJ 66 22 44 .333 -11.0 5
1975-76 53 NBA NOJ 82 38 44 .463 -3.0 4
1976-77 54 NBA NOJ 26 14 12 .538 1.0 5
Career TOT 603 287 316 .476 -14.5 33 21 12 .636
NBA 519 266 253 .513 6.5 33 21 12 .636
ABA 84 21 63 .250 -21.0
2 seasons NBA LAL 164 107 57 .652 25.0 33 21 12 .636
3 seasons NBA DET 174 82 92 .471 -5.0
1 seasons NBA PHO 7 3 4 .429 -0.5
1 seasons ABA MMS 84 21 63 .250 -21.0
3 seasons NBA UTA 174 74 100 .425 -13.0

Transactions

April 26, 1967: Hired as Head Coach by the Los Angeles Lakers

May 19, 1969: Resigns as Head Coach of Los Angeles Lakers.

May 21, 1969: Hired as Head Coach by the Detroit Pistons

November 1, 1971: Resigns as Head Coach of Detroit Pistons.

September 11, 1973: Hired as Head Coach by the Memphis Tams

December 11, 1976: Fired as Head Coach by the New Orleans Jazz

November 18, 1994: Hired as Head Coach by the New Orleans Jazz