Tom Nissalke

Tom Nissalke
Coaching Career: 1971-1983

Tom Nissalke compiled a record of 371 wins and 508 losses in his coaching career with the Dallas Chaparrals, Seattle Supersonics, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Stars, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers. He began coaching during the 1971 season and last coached during the 1983 campaign.

Coaching Record:

Regular Season Playoffs
Season League Team G W L Win% G W L Win%
1971-72ABADallas Chaparrals844242.500 404.000
1972-73NBASeattle Supersonics451332.289
1973-74ABASan Antonio Spurs844539.536 734.429
1974-75ABASan Antonio Spurs281810.643
1974-75ABAUtah Stars281414.500 624.333
1975-76ABAUtah Stars16412.250
1976-77NBAHouston Rockets824933.598 1266.500
1977-78NBAHouston Rockets822854.341
1978-79NBAHouston Rockets824735.573 202.000
1979-80NBAUtah Jazz822458.293
1980-81NBAUtah Jazz822854.341
1981-82NBAUtah Jazz20812.400
1982-83NBACleveland Cavaliers822359.280
1983-84NBACleveland Cavaliers822854.341
Totals879371508.422 311120.355


1971 - ABA Coach of the Year
1976 - NBA Coach of the Year