Coach Bibby

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About Coach Bibby

Henry Bibby started his basketball career as a UCLA Bruin under the Wizard of Westwood, Coach John Wooden.

As a starting point guard, Henry (Bibby) and the UCLA Bruins won three straight NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championships (1970–1972) under head coach John Wooden.

Henry was the starting point guard on three NCAA title teams (1970-72) at UCLA, earning consensus All-American honors while serving as the team’s captain as a senior in 1972. The Bruins went 87-3 during his varsity collegiate career (one of the losses was to USC in 1970), including 30-0 in 1972.

Some of the standouts Henry (Bibby) has played with during his collegiate and professional days are Bill Walton, Sidney Wicks, Keith Wilkes, Walt Frazier, Earl Monroe, Willis Reed, Bill Bradley, Jerry Lucas, Dave DeBusschere, Phil Jackson, Pete Maravich and Julius Erving.

Henry won a slew of team awards during his collegiate days in Westwood. In 1969, he won the Seymour Armond Award as UCLA’s most valuable freshman player. In 1970, Bibby took home the Irv Pohlmeyer Trophy, which goes to the outstanding first-year varsity player, and the Calkins Trophy for highest free throw percentage. In 1971, he earned the NCAA Tournament Trophy for all-around excellence in the NCAA Championships. In 1972, Bibby won the Alumni Association Award for academic achievement and team contribution, in addition to his second straight NCAA Tournament Trophy.

For his achievements at UCLA, Henry was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the Bruins’ Class of 2004.

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In Henry Bibby’s rookie year of 1973, his New York Knicks won the NBA title.

After being drafted in the fourth round with the 58th overall selection, Bibby was a supersub for the Knicks and known to provide “instant offense.” He made two other appearances in the NBA Finals, in 1977 and 1980 with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Henry then played nine years in the National Basketball Association.  He was with the New York Knicks (1973-75), New Orleans Jazz (1975-76), Philadelphia 76ers (1977-80) and San Diego Clippers (1981).  His field goal percentage was 42.4% and he sank 78.2% of his free throws.

Henry played for the NY Knicks which included an NBA title in 1973.

Henry spent nine seasons in the NBA, and was part of the 1988 and 1980 Philadelphia 76ers teams that made the NBA Finals.

In the NBA, Henry played under several top-notch coaches, including Gene Shue, Red Holzman and Billy Cunningham.

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Henry Bibby, a coach with 32 years of college and professional experience and the only person to ever be player/coach for NCAA, NBA and CBA championship teams.

Henry started his coaching career in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). He was a head coach for eight seasons in the Continental Basketball Association, including three years each with the Oklahoma City Cavalry (1992-94) and the Tulsa Fast Breakers (1989-91) and a year each with the Savannah Spirits (1988) and the Baltimore Lightning (1986). His teams made it into the CBA playoffs six times and posted a 223-213 regular season record, making him only the fourth CBA coach to post 200 wins. His 1989 Tulsa squad won the CBA title and he was named CBA Coach of the Year.

Henry also spent three summers (1986-88) head coaching in the United States Basketball League and was the 1986 USBL Coach of the Year while leading the Springfield Fame.

In 1987, Henry was a scout with the NBA’s Washington Bullets. He was an assistant at Arizona State for three years (1983-85).

In 1996, Henry was named head coach of the men’s basketball team at the University of Southern California (USC), and kept that position for nine seasons. He led his 1997, 2001 and 2002 teams to the NCAA tournament, including an “Elite Eight” appearance in 2001.

Henry was two years removed from guiding the Trojans to only their second back-to-back 20-win seasons in 2001 and 2002 and only their third back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.

In April 2005, he was named head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

On January 17, 2006, Henry was hired by the Philadelphia 76ers as an assistant coach on Maurice Cheeks’  staff and remained there until the end of the 2007-2008 season. In February 2009, he was hired by the Memphis Grizzlies as an assistant coach on Lionel Hollins’ staff and remained with the team until 2013, when he joined the Detroit Pistons again on Maurice Cheeks’ coaching staff.

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2010 Basketball Coach and Player Henry Bibby Inventor of Dribblepro

After years of playing and coaching basketball, Henry takes his passion to another level as the inventor of Dribblepro, a basketball training tool for basketball players of all levels.  “Basketball has been my life long job, if I wasn’t playing or coaching basketball I was practicing, watching film, reading or discussing basketball with other coaches; I would dream basketball in my sleep, I found myself creating and designing Dribblepro during those moments I had down time.  Basketball has always been more than a career to me, and it truly is a passion I have for the game that keeps me always moving forward.”  I came up with the idea of Dribblepro in 2010, and to be honest, if I knew how much was involved in inventing a training tool, testing it, approaching tooling companies, re-testing, and videotaping I may have considered starting this inventor idea much earlier in my career.  (Laughiing)”  Henry took his Dribblepro invention to the streets of Los Angeles twice testing the ball to unsuspecting players so videographers could catch their first reactions to his training ball.  Henry then spoke to a group of parents about Dribblepro at the Nikkei Tournament, and a group of HAX Summer Campers, to see the receptiveness of both parents and youth for Dribblepro.  Henry then had this Dribblepro team take Dribblepro to basketball tournaments in Los Angeles (Nike 3on3, booth), in Las Vegas (Jam On It, booth), Oregon (End of Trail Tournament, booth), Orlando (Winning Ways Pro Combine Training, on going), Hawaii (Kalakaua Basketball Program, ongoing) and both Men and Women’s NCAA Final Four Tournaments (2010/2011 booths).  Finding great success with Dribblepro, Henry approached Spalding with his Dribblepro idea…

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