Year Team Position on Staff
Cleveland Cavaliers
Golden State Warriors
San Antonio Spurs
University of San Diego
Air Force Academy
Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach
Head Coach
Assistant Coach/Head Coach

– Coach Egan’s contributions to basketball cannot be mentioned without the enormous role he has played in shaping the next generation of NBA players and coaches. Coach Egan’s impact extends to Gilbert Arenas, Carlos Boozer, Bruce Bowen, Mike Brown, Terry Cummings, Vinny Del Negro, Tim Duncan, LeBron James, Antawn Jamison, Avery Johnson, Steve Kerr, Moses Malone, Eric Musselman, Shaquille O’Neal, Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich, Terry Porter, Doc Rivers, David Robinson, Dennis Rodman, Steve Smith, Ben Wallace, Dominique Wilkins, and Monty Williams.

– Prior to the NBA, Egan spent 23 years as an NCAA Division I head coach including 10 seasons at the University of San Diego (1984-1994). During the 1986-87 campaign, he guided the Torerros to a 24-6 record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
– Egan began his coaching career in 1966 as an assistant coach at the Air Force Academy. In 1971 he was named the head coach at Air Force where he remained until 1984 when he was named head coach at the University of San Diego.
– Having earned a reputation as one of the top defensive coaches in the country during his collegiate tenure, Egan received West Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors following back-to-back seasons in 1985-86 and 1986-87. Additionally, Egan was the alternate coach to USC’s George Raveling for the 1984 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team and was one of the coaches at the 1984 Olympic Tryouts.
– Egan, is a 1960 graduate of the Naval Academy earning a degree in engineering.


– 2010 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals (Cleveland Cavaliers)
– 2009 Eastern Conference Finals (Cleveland Cavaliers)
– 2008 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals (Cleveland Cavaliers)
– 2007 NBA Finals Runners-Up (Cleveland Cavaliers)
– 2006 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals (Cleveland Cavaliers)
– 2002 Western Conference Semi-Finals (San Antonio Spurs)
– 2001 Western Conference Finals (San Antonio Spurs)
– 2000 NBA Playoffs (San Antonio Spurs)
– 1999 NBA Finals Champions (San Antonio Spurs)
– 1998 Western Conference Semi-Finals (San Antonio Spurs)
– 1997 Western Conference Semi-Finals (San Antonio Spurs)
– 1996 Western Conference Semi-Finals (San Antonio Spurs)
– 1995 Western Conference Finals (San Antonio Spurs)
– 1987 NCAA Tournament (University of San Diego)
– 1984 Alternate Coach for U.S Olympic Basketball Team

Tex Winter Award Nominees