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Dick Motta
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Personal information
Born September 3, 1931 (1931-09-03) (age 90)
Midvale, Utah
Nationality USA Flag.png American
Career information
High school Jordan (Sandy, Utah)
College Utah State
Coaching career 1968–1997
Record 935–1017 (.479)
Career history

As coach:

1962–1968 Weber State
19681976 Chicago Bulls
19761980 Washington Bullets
19801987 Dallas Mavericks
1990–1991 Sacramento Kings
19941996 Dallas Mavericks
1996–1997 Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards

As head coach:


John Richard Motta (born September 3, 1931) is an American former basketball coach whose career in the National Basketball Association spanned 25 years.


Early coaching career

NBA coaching career

Chicago Bulls (1968–1976)

Motta was hired as head coach of the Chicago Bulls in 1968 after a six-year stint at Weber State. He won as Coach of the Year in 1971 after leading Bulls to 50 wins in four straight seasons.

Washington Bullets (1976–1980)

During his first season with the Bullets, he led them a record of 48-34, advancing to the Semifinals again after beating the Cavaliers in the First Round, although they lost to the Houston Rockets in six games.

The next year's season they went by a 44-38 record, though the Bullets advanced further to the 1978 NBA Finals, where they beat the Seattle SuperSonics in seven games to win the NBA championship.

Dallas Mavericks (1980–1987)

Sacramento Kings (1990–1991)

Dallas Mavericks (1994–1996)

Denver Nuggets (1996–1997)

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