Lindsey Hunter

Lindsey Hunter (born December 3, 1970)

Teams coached: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
Mississippi Valley State record: 7-75 (.085)
Overall record^: 7-75 (.085)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-2022 Mississippi Valley State
2016-2017 Buffalo (asst)
2013-2014 Golden State Warriors (asst)
2013 Phoenix Suns (interim HC)
2012-2013 Phoenix Suns (asst)

Lindsey Hunter Facts

  • Lindsey Benson Hunter Jr.
  • Born December 3, 1970
  • Hometown: Utica, Mississippi
  • Alma Mater: Jackson State University (1990-93)
  • After graduating from Murrah HS in Jackson, MS, Hunter played at Alcorn State under head coach Davey Whitney
    • Was named the 1989 SWAC Freshman of the Year after his lone season with the Braves
  • Transferred back home in 1989 to play for Andy Stoglin at Jackson State, lettering for three seasons with the Tigers
  • Drafted 11th overall in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons, the team on which he spent most of his career
    • Played 17 seasons in total, spending time with the Pistons (12 seasons over two stints), Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls
    • Head coaches Hunter played for in the NBA include Don Chaney, Doug Collins, Alvin Gentry, George Karl, Phil Jackson, Lenny Wilkens, Larry Brown, Flip Saunders and Vinny Del Negro
    • Won two NBA Championships: in 2002 with the Lakers and 2004 with the Pistons
    • After getting waived by the Bulls in March 2010, Hunter became a player development assistant in the team’s front office
  • Joined Alvin Gentry’s staff with the Phoenix Suns as an assistant coach in 2012
    • Named interim head coach in January 2013, leading the Suns for the final 41 games of the season (12-29 record)
  • Spent one year as an assistant with the Golden State Warriors under head coach Mark Jackson
  • Moved to the college game in 2016, spending one seasons on Nate Oats‘ staff at Buffalo
  • Hired in April 2019 to be the new head coach at Mississippi Valley State, returning to his home state and to the SWAC
    • Was placed on administrative leave in February 2022 and then resigned in March with a 7-75 overall record

Lindsey Hunter Coaching Tree

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