Mike Schuler

American basketball coach

Michael Harold Schuler (September 22, 1940 – June 28, 2022) was an American basketball coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers from 1986 to 1992. He won the NBA Coach of the Year Award in 1987.

Mike Schuler
Schuler in 1987
Personal information
Born(1940-09-22)September 22, 1940
Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJune 28, 2022(2022-06-28) (aged 81)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High schoolPortsmouth (Portsmouth, Ohio)
CollegeOhio (1959–1962)
Coaching career1965–2005
Career history
As coach:
1965–1966Army (assistant)
1966–1969Ohio (assistant)
1972–1977Virginia (assistant)
19811983New Jersey Nets (assistant)
19831986Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
19861989Portland Trail Blazers
1989–1990Golden State Warriors (assistant)
19901992Los Angeles Clippers
19921994Sacramento Kings (assistant)
19941996Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
20032005Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As coach:

Schuler died on June 28, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 81.[1]


  1. "Michael Schuler Obituary". The Arizona Republic. Phoenix, Arizona. July 5, 2022. Retrieved July 7, 2022.