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Johnny Reginald Davis (born October 21, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball player, and formerly an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played in the NBA with four teams in ten years from 1976 to 1986, winning an NBA championship in his rookie season (1976–77) with the Portland Trail Blazers. He also played for the Indiana Pacers, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Johnny Davis
Personal information
Born (1955-10-21) October 21, 1955 (age 63)
Detroit, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolMurray-Wright (Detroit, Michigan)
CollegeDayton (1973–1976)
NBA draft1976 / Round: 2 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career1976–1986
PositionPoint guard
Number16
Career history
As player:
19761978Portland Trail Blazers
19781982Indiana Pacers
19821984Atlanta Hawks
19841986Cleveland Cavaliers
1986Atlanta Hawks
As coach:
19901993Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
1993–1994Los Angeles Clippers (assistant)
19941996Portland Trail Blazers (assistant)
1996–1997Philadelphia 76ers
19971999New Jersey Nets (assistant)
19992003Orlando Magic (assistant)
20042005Orlando Magic
2005–2006Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
2006–2007Indiana Pacers (assistant)
20072009Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)
2009Memphis Grizzlies
20092011Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)
20112013Toronto Raptors (assistant)
2013–2014Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points9,710 (12.9 ppg)
Rebounds1,505 (2.0 rpg)
Assists3,368 (4.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

In 1996–97 NBA season Davis coached the Philadelphia 76ers, and he coached the Orlando Magic for nearly two seasons from 2003 to 2005. On June 21, 2007, he was named assistant coach by new Grizzlies head coach Marc Iavaroni. Davis had previously served as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors, and Los Angeles Lakers.

On January 22, 2009, Iavaroni was fired by Memphis GM Chris Wallace, and Davis was named interim head coach of the Grizzlies. On January 25, Lionel Hollins—Davis' teammate on the 1977 Portland team—was named Memphis' head coach, with Davis going back to his old job as an assistant coach. From 2011 to 2013, Davis worked as an assistant with the Toronto Raptors.

Head coaching recordEdit

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs 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
Philadelphia 1996–97 82 22 60 .268 6th in Atlantic Missed playoffs
Orlando 2003–04 71 20 51 .282 7th in Atlantic Missed playoffs
Orlando 2004–05 64 31 33 .484 (fired)
Memphis 2008–09 2 0 2 .000 (interim)
Career 219 73 146 .333

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