Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins (born August 6, 1970)

Current position: Assistant basketball coach
Current team: Phoenix Suns (NBA) (Head coach: Mike Budenholzer)
Teams coached: Syracuse Orange, Washington Huskies
Syracuse record: 4-5 (.444)
Washington record: 118-106 (.527)
Overall record: 122-111 (.524)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2019)
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • Pac-12 Regular Season Champion:  1  (2019)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Phoenix Suns (asst)
2017-2024 Washington
2016-2017 Syracuse (asst)
2015-2016 Syracuse (interim HC)
1996-2015 Syracuse (asst)

Mike Hopkins Facts

  • Mike Hopkins
  • Born August 6, 1970
  • Hometown: Laguna Hills, California
  • Alma Mater: Syracuse University (BS, 1993)
  • Originally from the West Coast, Hopkins played at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA; won the 1987 California state championship along side future NBA player LeRon Ellis
  • Played shooting guard at Syracuse from 1989-1993 under longtime head coach Jim Boeheim; named captain his senior year
    • Spent a few years playing professionally after Syracuse, including stints in Netherlands, Turkey and the CBA
  • Joined Boeheim‘s staff at Syracuse as an assistant in 1996, a position he would keep for the next 21 years
    • Acted as interim HC for nine games during the 2015-16 season while Boeheim was serving a suspension; the Orange were 4-5 (0-3) during that stretch
    • Connected to many other head coaching positions during his tenure at Syracuse, but ultimately remained with the program
    • Formally named as the Head Coach-Designate in June 2015, meaning he would take over the program following Boeheim‘s eventual retirement
  • Hired as Washington’s head coach in March 2017, returning to the West Coast for the first time in his playing or coaching career
    • Led the Huskies to the 2018 NIT in his first season at the helm and in his second season claimed an outright Pac-12 title, earning an at-large NCAA bid
    • Went 118-106 over seven seasons at the helm with just one NCAA Tournament appearance; Hopkins was fired in March 2024
  • In June 2024, Hopkins joined new head coach Mike Budenholzer’s staff with the Phoenix Suns as an assistant

Mike Hopkins Coaching Tree

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