Bill Bayno

Bill Bayno (born May 18, 1962)

Teams coached: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, Loyola Marymount Lions
UNLV record: 94-64 (.595)
Loyola Marymount record: 0-3 (.000)
Overall record: 94-67 (.584)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-2023 Detroit Pistons (asst)
2016-2021 Indiana Pacers (asst)
2013-2015 Toronto Raptors (asst)
2011-2013 Minnesota Timberwolves (asst)
2009-2011 Portland Trail Blazers (asst)
2008 Loyola Marymount
2005-2008 Portland Trail Blazers (asst)
2001-2002 Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals
2000-2001 Phoenix Eclipse
1995-2000 UNLV
1988-1995 UMass (asst)
1987-1988 Baptist College at Charleston (asst)
1986-1987 Kansas (grad. asst)
1985-1986 Seton Hall (grad. asst)

Bill Bayno Facts

  • Bill Bayno
  • Born May 18, 1962
  • Hometown: Goshen, New York
  • Alma Mater: Sacred Heart University (BA, 1985)
  • Was a star basketball player at John S. Burke Catholic HS (NY), where he was coached by his father, Joe Bayno
  • Spent two years at UMass, playing for head coaches Ray Wilson and Tom McLaughlin, then transferred to Sacred Heart, where he finished his degree and playing career (under head coach Dave Bike)
  • Started coaching by spending one year each as a grad assistant under P. J. Carlesimo at Seton Hall and Larry Brown at Kansas
  • Joined Gary Edwards’ staff as a full-time assistant at Baptist College (now Charleston Southern), working there for one year
  • Spent seven years as an assistant under John Calipari at UMass, where he was part of four NCAA Tournaments and A-10 titles
  • Hired in 1995 to take over as the head coach at UNLV, his first head coaching opportunity
    • Went 94-64 during his 5+ season tenure, going to two NCAA Tournaments and two NITs
    • Won a WAC title and Tournament before the program moved to the MWC in 1999, then swept that league’s titles in 2000
    • Recruited and coached several NBA players at UNLV, including Shawn Marion and Keon Clark
    • Got into trouble with the NCAA in 2000 when it was discovered that one of Bayno’s friends (a UNLV booster and local dentist) had provided cash and benefits to recruit Lamar Odom, who ultimately did not attend UNLV
      • Though Bayno denied knowledge (and was later found by the NCAA to have no knowledge), he was forced to resign 7 games into the 2000-01 season; he later sued the school and reached a settlement out of court
  • Spent one year coaching the Phoenix Eclipse of the ABA, then one season in the Philippines coaching what is now TNT KaTropa
  • Started his NBA coaching career in 2005, working for three seasons under Nate McMillan with the Portland Trail Blazers
  • Left in 2008 to become the head coach at Loyola Marymount; however, 3 games into that season he took a medical leave of absence and in January 2009 resigned from the position, citing mental health issues
  • Returned to Portland for the following season, spending another two years working on McMillan’s staff
    • During his second tenure, the Blazers appeared in the NBA Playoffs twice but were eliminated in the first round each year
  • Worked for two seasons each under Rick Adelman in Minnesota and Dwane Casey in Toronto
    • Appeared in two NBA Playoffs with the Raptors, but both trips ended in the first round
  • Reunited with McMillan in 2016, becoming one of his assistants with the Indiana Pacers
  • Resigned in 2021 due to health reasons, but later that year joined the Detroit Pistons coaching staff under Casey
    • In October 2022, Bayno took time away from the team and underwent surgery for prostate cancer

Bill Bayno Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only