Brian Winters is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association and a college basketball coach. He was also an assistant coach in the NBA. Winters is a two-time NBA All-Star. He only played for 2 teams in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Player Profile and High School and College Career

Brian Joseph Winters was born on March 1, 1952, in Rockaway, New York in the United States of America. He stands 193 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 84 kg.

He attended the athletic powerhouse high school, Archbishop Molloy High School in New York. When he graduated in 1970, he joined the University of North Carolina, which he attended from 1971 to 1974.

Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 84 kg
Born 1 Mar 1952
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
211 milwaukee bucks Milwaukee 1975 - 1983
27 los angeles lakers Los Angeles 1974 - 1975

Professional Career

In 1974, he joined the NBA and was picked 12th overall in the first round by the Los Angeles Lakers. He only played for the Lakers for a season and moved to play for the Milwaukee Bucks the following year.

In his playing career with the Bucks, he was named an NBA All-Star, in 1976 and again in 1978. In his first year with the team, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He retired in 1983 after playing for 10 years in the NBA.

In 1984, he was hired as an assistant coach for Princeton University. From 1986-1993, he returned to the NBA and was an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers. From 1993 to 2002, he was an assistant coach for four teams in the NBA, the Atlanta Hawks, Vancouver Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, and the Golden State Warriors. He was also the interim coach for the Warriors in the 2001-2002 season.

From 2004 to 2007, he coached the Indiana Fever in the WNBA. He took time off coaching after that in 2012, he became the assistant coach for the Charlotte Bobcats.

Career Highlights

  • 1976, 1978 - NBA All-Star
  • 1975 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • No. 32 retired by Milwaukee Bucks

Team History:

As Coach:

  • 1984–1986 - Princeton (Assistant)
  • 1986–1993 - Cleveland Cavaliers(Assistant)
  • 1993–1995 - Atlanta Hawks(Assistant)
  • 1995–1997 - Vancouver Grizzlies
  • 1997–1998 - Denver Nuggets(Assistant)
  • 1999–2002 - Golden State Warriors(Assistant)
  • 2001–2002 - Golden State Warriors(Interim)
  • 2004–2007 - Indiana Fever
  • 2012–2013 - Charlotte Bobcats(Assistant)

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