Brian Winters Inducted in 2000

Player Inducted in 2000
Brian Winters Brian Winters, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2000
Photo credit: (NBA, Milwaukee Bucks)
Brian Joseph Winters attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, NY, graduating in 1970. He then played collegiately with the University of South Carolina, scoring 1,079 points over his career. He was the 12th pick in the 1974 NBA draft, taken by the Los Angeles Lakers. As a player, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers (1974-1975), and the Milwaukee Bucks (1975-1983).

After retiring from the NBA, Winters became an assistant coach for two years under legendary coach Pete Carril at Princeton. From there, he moved on to become an assistant coach under Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens with the Cleveland Cavaliers for 7 years and Atlanta Hawks for two more. Next, he was the inaugural coach for the Vancouver Grizzlies for a year and a half. As a coach he coached at Princeton (assistant) (1984-1986), Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant) (1986-1993), Atlanta Hawks (assistant) (1993-1995), Vancouver Grizzles (1995-1997), Denver Nuggets (assistant) (1997-2002), Golden State Warriors (assistant) (1999-2002), Golden State Warriors (interim) (2001-2002),  Indiana Fever (2004-2007), and Charlotte Bobcats (assistant) (2012-2013).

Career highlights as a player 2× NBA All-Star (1976, 1978), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1975), and No. 32 retired by Milwaukee Bucks.