Larry Krystkowiak

Larry Krystkowiak (born September 1, 1966)

Teams coached: Montana Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Utes
Montana record: 42-20 (.677)
Utah record: 183-139 (.568)
Overall record^: 225-159 (.586)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  4  (2005, 2006, 2015, 2016)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (2015)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2018)
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (2014, 2017, 2018)
  • Big Sky Tournament Champion:  2  (2005, 2006)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2011-2021 Utah
2010-2011 New Jersey Nets (asst)
2007-2008 Milwaukee Bucks
2006-2007 Milwaukee Bucks (asst)
2004-2006 Montana
2003-2004 Idaho Stampede
2001-2002 Old Dominion (asst)
1998-2000 Montana (asst)

Larry Krystkowiak Facts

  • Larry Brett Krystkowiak
  • Born September 23, 1964
  • Hometown: Shelby, Montana
  • Alma Mater: University of Montana (BA, 1996)
  • Played at Montana for head coach Mike Montgomery; the only player to win Big Sky POY honors three times (1984-86)
    • Drafted 28th overall in the 1986 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls
    • Played professionally in the NBA from 1986-1997 on the Spurs, Bucks, Jazz, Magic, Bulls and Lakers
  • First coaching job was as an assistant at Montana under Dan Holst from 1998-2000
    • Then spent one year as an assistant to Blaine Taylor at Old Dominion
  • Spent one year as head coach of the Idaho Stampede of the CBA, going 37-16 overall and reaching the 2004 CBA final
  • In two seasons as the head coach at Montana, led the Grizzlies to Big Sky Tournament titles and trips to the NCAA Tournament
  • Coached the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks at the end of 2006-07 and for all of the 2007-08 season, going 31-69 overall
  • Hired as the Utah head coach in April 2011, taking the Utes from 6-25 in his first year to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen by 2015
    • Went to the NCAA Tournament twice (2015 & 2016) and finished as runners-up in the 2018 NIT
    • Fired in March 2021 after ten seasons at the helm; left with an overall record of 183-139
  • Along with his wife, Jan, has three sons and twin daughters

Larry Krystkowiak Coaching Tree

 

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

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