Bill Sharman

William Walton Sharman
Born: May 25, 1926
Abilene, TX USA
Coaching Career: 1961-1975
Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976.

Bill Sharman compiled a record of 1018 wins and 758 losses in his coaching career with the San Francisco Warriors, Los Angeles Stars, Utah Stars, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Jets and Cleveland Pipers. He began coaching during the 1961 season and last coached during the 1975 campaign. Sharman was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976.

Coaching Record:

Regular Season Playoffs
Season League Team G W L Win% G W L Win%
1961-62ABLCleveland Pipers301911.633 1064.600
1961-62ABLLos Angeles Jets392415.615
1966-67NBASan Francisco Warriors814437.543 1596.600
1967-68NBASan Francisco Warriors824339.524 1046.400
1968-69ABALos Angeles Stars783345.423
1969-70ABALos Angeles Stars844341.512 17107.588
1970-71ABAUtah Stars845727.679 18126.667
1971-72NBALos Angeles Lakers826913.841 15123.800
1972-73NBALos Angeles Lakers826022.732 1798.529
1973-74NBALos Angeles Lakers824735.573 514.200
1974-75NBALos Angeles Lakers823052.366
1975-76NBALos Angeles Lakers824042.488
Totals17761018758.573 21412688.589


1969 - ABA Coach of the Year (tie)
1971 - NBA Coach of the Year