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Eugene Scapes "Gene" Littles (born June 29, 1943) is a retired American basketball player and current coach. He played professional basketball for six years. Littles played college basketball at High Point University where he was the all-time leading scorer in High Point school history, and a NAIA All-American. Afterward Littles was selected in the 5th round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks and in the 1969 ABA Draft by the Dallas Chaparrals.[1] Littles opted to play in the American Basketball Association (ABA). Littles played for five seasons with the Carolina Cougars (1969–74). He was named to the All-Rookie Team in 1970. He then played for one season (1974–75) with the Kentucky Colonels. With Kentucky, Littles was a member of the Colonels team that won the 1975 ABA Championship. After his playing career, Littles got into coaching, and became an assistant with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Littles then served as the Head Basketball Coach at North Carolina A&T from 1977 to 1979. Littles led the team to two stright MEAC Tournament Championships. He got his first taste of NBA head coaching when George Karl was dismissed at the end of the 1985–86 season. The Cavaliers next year hired Lenny Wilkens, however. In 1990, Littles got a second NBA head coaching job, with the Charlotte Hornets—replacing Dick Harter. He lasted as season and a half with the recent-expansion Hornets, until he was replaced with Allan Bristow at the end of the 1990–91 season. Littles later became an assistant with the Denver Nuggets, and served as an interim coach during the 1994–95 season, in between Dan Issel and Bernie Bickerstaff. Head coaching record[edit]

Legend

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

Cleveland 1985–86 15 4 11 .267 5th in Central – – – – Missed Playoffs

Charlotte 1989–90 42 11 31 .262 7th in Midwest – – – – Missed Playoffs

Charlotte 1990–91 82 26 56 .317 7th in Central – – – – Missed Playoffs

Denver 1994–95 16 3 13 .188 (interim) – – – – –

Career

155 44 111 .284

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References[edit]

^ DatabaseBasketball.com Gene Littles page

External links[edit]

BasketballReference.com: Gene Littles (as player) BasketballReference.com: Gene Littles (as coach)

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North Carolina A&T Aggies men's basketball head coaches

Records lost pre-1952 Unknown (1952–1954) Cal Irvin (1954–1972) Warren Reynolds (1972–1977) Gene Littles (1977–1979) Don Corbett (1979–1993) Jeff Capel II (1993–1994) Roy Thomas (1994–1999) Curtis Hunter (1999–2003) Jerry Eaves (2003–2012) Cy Alexander (2012–2016) Jay Joyner (2016– )

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Cleveland Cavaliers head coaches

Bill Fitch (1970–1979) Stan Albeck (1979–1980) Bill Musselman (1980–1981) Don Delaney # (1981) Bob Kloppenburg # (1981) Chuck Daly (1981–1982) Bill Musselman (1982) Tom Nissalke (1982–1984) George Karl (1984–1986) Gene Littles # (1986) Lenny Wilkens (1986–1993) Mike Fratello (1993–1999) Randy Wittman (1999–2001) John Lucas II (2001–2003) Keith Smart # (2003) Paul Silas (2003–2005) Brendan Malone # (2005) Mike Brown (2005–2010) Byron Scott (2010–2013) Mike Brown (2013–2014) David Blatt (2014–2016) Tyronn Lue (2016– )

(#) denotes interim head coach.

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Charlotte Hornets head coaches

Dick Harter (1988–1990) Gene Littles (1990–1991) Allan Bristow (1991–1996) Dave Cowens (1996–1999) Paul Silas (1999–2002) Bernie Bickerstaff (2004–2007) Sam Vincent (2007–2008) Larry Brown (2008–2010) Paul Silas (2010–2012) Mike Dunlap (2012–2013) Steve Clifford (2013– )

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

(#) denotes interim head coach.

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Kentucky Colonels 1974–75 ABA champions

10 Dampier 14 Averitt 22 Jones 23 Littles 24 McClain 25 Bradley 31 Roberts 42 Thomas 44 Issel 53 Gilmore (Playoffs MVP)

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Assistant coach Albeck

Regular season Playoffs

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