The Info List - Alex Hannum

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As player:

First-team All-PCC (1948)

As coach:

NBA champion (1958, 1967) NBA Coach of the Year (1964) 2× NBA All-Star Game head coach (1958, 1965) ABA champion (1969) ABA Coach of the Year (1969)

Career NBA statistics

Points 3,078 (6.0 ppg)

Rebound 2,013 (4.5 rpg)

Assists 857 (1.7 apg)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Hall of Fame as coach

Alexander Murray Hannum (July 19, 1923 – January 18, 2002) was a professional basketball player and coach. Hannum coached two National Basketball
Association (NBA) teams and one American Basketball Association team to championships and in 1998 was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball
Hall of Fame as a coach.


1 High school career 2 College career 3 Playing career 4 Coaching career 5 Coaching record 6 Trivia 7 References 8 External links

High school career[edit] Hannum prepped at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles. College career[edit] Hannum played at USC, where he was captain of the 1948 team. Playing career[edit] Hannum played in the NBA between 1949 and 1957. After a season with the Oshkosh All-Stars, followed by the formation of the National Basketball
Association, he played for several NBA teams and scored more than 3,000 points. Coaching career[edit] Hannum is mostly known for coaching the Wilt Chamberlain-led Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
of 1966–67 to the NBA championship, ending the eight-year title streak of the Boston Celtics. He had also coached the Bob Pettit-led St. Louis Hawks
St. Louis Hawks
team to the 1958 NBA Championship over the Celtics in the NBA Finals, thus making him the first of only three head coaches in NBA history to win championships with two different teams (the other two are Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson
and Pat Riley). The aforementioned seasons were the only two in Bill Russell's 13-year career in which the Celtics' center did not win an NBA championship. In 1964, Hannum was named NBA Coach of the Year while with the San Francisco Warriors. In 1968 Hannum was named head coach and executive vice president of the Oakland Oaks of the American Basketball
Association. Hannum coached the Rick Barry-led Oaks to the 1969 ABA Championship, becoming the first of two coaches to win championships in both the NBA and ABA. Hannum won the ABA Coach of the Year honors the same season. Hannum on April 8, 1971 left his position as head coach of the San Diego Rockets of the NBA to become President, General Manager and head coach of the ABA's Denver Rockets. In his first season the Rockets lost their opening playoff match to the Texas Chaparrals. On June 13, 1972 Hannum bought control of the Rockets with A.G. "Bud" Fischer and Frank M. Goldberg. In the 1972–73 season Hannum coached the Rockets to the 1973 ABA Playoffs but they lost in the first round of the Western Division playoffs to the Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1. Hannum returned the Rockets to the 1974 ABA Playoffs where they lost in their opening match to the San Diego
San Diego
Conquistadors. On April 30, 1974 Hannum was dismissed as president, general manager and head coach of the Rockets. Hannum's combined record (NBA and ABA), was 649–564 (.535) with a 61–46 record (.570) in the playoffs on 11 trips in 16 seasons. Hannum was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball
Hall of Fame in 1998. Thirteen Hall-of-Famers played for Hannum — in addition to Pettit, Chamberlain and Barry, he had also coached Cliff Hagan, Ed Macauley, Slater Martin, Dolph Schayes, Nate Thurmond, Billy Cunningham, Hal Greer, Elvin Hayes, Calvin Murphy
Calvin Murphy
and Chet Walker. Hannum, a native of Los Angeles, and graduate of the University of Southern California, died at the age of 78 in San Diego. Coaching record[edit]


Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %

Post season 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

St. Louis 1956–57 31 15 16 .484 3rd in Western 10 6 4 .600 Lost in NBA Finals

St. Louis 1957–58 72 41 31 .484 1st in Western 11 8 3 .727 Won NBA Finals

Syracuse 1960–61 79 38 41 .481 3rd in Eastern 8 4 4 .500 Lost Division Finals

Syracuse 1961–62 80 41 39 .513 3rd in Eastern 5 2 3 .400 Lost Division Semifinals

Syracuse 1962–63 80 48 32 .600 3rd in Eastern 8 4 4 .500 Lost Division Semifinals

San Francisco 1963–64 80 48 32 .600 1st in Western 8 4 4 .500 Lost in NBA Finals

San Francisco 1964–65 80 17 63 .524 5th in Western - - - - Missed Playoffs

San Francisco 1965–66 80 35 45 .438 4th in Western - - - - Missed Playoffs

Philadelphia 1966–67 81 68 13 .840 1st in Eastern 15 11 4 .733 Won NBA Finals

Philadelphia 1967–68 82 62 20 .756 1st in Eastern 13 7 6 .538 Lost Division Finals

Oakland 1968–69 78 60 18 .769 1st in Western 16 12 4 .750 Won ABA Finals

San Diego 1969–70 56 18 38 .321 7th in Western - - - - Missed Playoffs

San Diego 1970–71 82 40 42 .488 3rd in Western - - - - Missed Playoffs

Denver 1971–72 84 34 50 .405 4th in Western 7 3 4 .429 Lost Division Semifinals

Denver 1972–73 84 47 37 .560 3rd in Western 5 1 4 .200 Lost Division Semifinals

Denver 1973–74 84 37 47 .440 5th in Western - - - - Missed Playoffs


1213 649 564 .535

107 61 46 .570


Hannum is one of only three NBA players to receive more than six personal fouls in a single game ( Don Otten and Cal Bowdler are the others). On December 26, 1950, Hannum received seven personal fouls in a game against the Boston Celtics.[1]


^ The Official NBA Basketball
Encyclopedia. Villard Books. 1994. p. 388. ISBN 0-679-43293-0. 

External links[edit]

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(1949–1950) Dave MacMillan (1950) Johnny Logan # (1950) Mike Todorovich (1950–1951) Doxie Moore
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(1951–1952) Andrew Levane (1952–1954) Red Holzman
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(1954–1957) Slater Martin
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# (1957) Alex Hannum
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(1957–1958) Andy Phillip
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(1958) Ed Macauley
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(1958–1960) Paul Seymour (1960–1961) Andrew Levane (1961–1962) Bob Pettit
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(1962) Harry Gallatin
Harry Gallatin
(1962–1964) Richie Guerin
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(1964–1972) Cotton Fitzsimmons (1972–1976) Bumper Tormohlen # (1976) Hubie Brown
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(1976–1981) Mike Fratello
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# (1981) Kevin Loughery (1981–1984) Mike Fratello
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(1984–1990) Bob Weiss (1990–1993) Lenny Wilkens
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(1993–2000) Lon Kruger (2000–2002) Terry Stotts
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(2002–2004) Mike Woodson
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(2004–2010) Larry Drew
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(2010–2013) Mike Budenholzer
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(#) denotes interim head coach.

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Golden State Warriors head coaches

Eddie Gottlieb
Eddie Gottlieb
(1946–1955) George Senesky (1955–1958) Al Cervi (1958–1959) Neil Johnston (1959–1961) Frank McGuire (1961–1962) Bob Feerick (1962–1963) Alex Hannum
Alex Hannum
(1963–1966) Bill Sharman
Bill Sharman
(1966–1968) George Lee (1968–1970) Al Attles
Al Attles
(1970–1980) Johnny Bach # (1980) Al Attles
Al Attles
(1980–1983) Johnny Bach (1983–1986) George Karl
George Karl
(1986–1988) Ed Gregory # (1988) Don Nelson
Don Nelson
(1988–1995) Bob Lanier # (1995) Rick Adelman
Rick Adelman
(1995–1997) P. J. Carlesimo (1997–1999) Garry St. Jean
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# (1999–2000) Dave Cowens
Dave Cowens
(2000–2001) Brian Winters # (2001–2002) Eric Musselman (2002–2004) Mike Montgomery
Mike Montgomery
(2004–2006) Don Nelson
Don Nelson
(2006–2010) Keith Smart
Keith Smart
(2010–2011) Mark Jackson (2011–2014) Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr
(2014– )

(#) denotes interim head coach.

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Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
head coaches

Bennie Borgmann (1946–1948) Al Cervi (1948–1956) Paul Seymour (1956–1960) Alex Hannum
Alex Hannum
(1960–1963) Dolph Schayes (1963–1966) Alex Hannum
Alex Hannum
(1966–1968) Jack Ramsay (1968–1972) Roy Rubin
Roy Rubin
(1972–1973) Kevin Loughery # (1973) Gene Shue
Gene Shue
(1973–1977) Billy Cunningham
Billy Cunningham
(1977–1985) Matt Guokas (1985–1988) Jim Lynam (1988–1992) Doug Moe
Doug Moe
(1992–1993) Fred Carter
Fred Carter
(1993–1994) John Lucas II (1994–1996) Johnny Davis (1996–1997) Larry Brown (1997–2003) Randy Ayers (2003–2004) Chris Ford # (2004) Jim O'Brien (2004–2005) Maurice Cheeks
Maurice Cheeks
(2005–2008) Tony DiLeo # (2008–2009) Eddie Jordan (2009–2010) Doug Collins (2010–2013) Brett Brown
Brett Brown
(2013– )

(#) denotes interim head coach.

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Houston Rockets head coaches

Jack McMahon (1967–1969) Alex Hannum
Alex Hannum
(1969–1971) Tex Winter
Tex Winter
(1971–1973) Johnny Egan (1973–1976) Tom Nissalke (1976–1979) Del Harris (1979–1983) Bill Fitch (1983–1988) Don Chaney
Don Chaney
(1988–1992) Rudy Tomjanovich
Rudy Tomjanovich
(1992–2003) Jeff Van Gundy
Jeff Van Gundy
(2003–2007) Rick Adelman
Rick Adelman
(2007–2011) Kevin McHale (2011–2015) J. B. Bickerstaff # (2015–2016) Mike D'Antoni
Mike D'Antoni
(2016– )

(#) denotes interim head coach.

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Denver Nuggets head coaches

Bob Bass (1967–1969) John McLendon (1969) Joe Belmont (1969–1970) Stan Albeck (1970–1971) Alex Hannum
Alex Hannum
(1971–1974) Larry Brown (1974–1979) Donnie Walsh (1979–1980) Doug Moe
Doug Moe
(1980–1990) Paul Westhead (1990–1992) Dan Issel
Dan Issel
(1992–1995) Gene Littles # (1995) Bernie Bickerstaff
Bernie Bickerstaff
(1995–1996) Dick Motta
Dick Motta
(1996–1997) Bill Hanzlik (1997–1998) Mike D'Antoni
Mike D'Antoni
(1998–1999) Dan Issel
Dan Issel
(1999–2001) Mike Evans # (2001–2002) Jeff Bzdelik
Jeff Bzdelik
(2002–2004) Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper
# (2004–2005) George Karl
George Karl
(2004–2013) Brian Shaw
Brian Shaw
(2013–2015) Melvin Hunt # (2015) Michael Malone (2015– )

(#) denotes interim head coach.

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ABA Coach of the Year Award

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NBA Coach of the Year Award

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