Former Head Coach of The Trail Blazers, Mike Schuler, Passes Away At Aged 81

Former Head Coach of The Trail Blazers, Mike Schuler, Passes Away At Aged 81

Michael Harold Schuler aka Mike Schuler was a head coach in the National Basketball Association. He coached the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers in 338 games and compiled a win-loss record of 179–159.

Mike Schuler, a former Trail Blazers head coach, dies at 81

Mike Schuler, a former head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, died at the age of 81. From 1986 through 1989, Schuler led the Blazers, earning NBA Coach of the Year honors in 1986–87, his first year in charge of an NBA team.

Schuler, who also led the Clippers, made his NBA debut in 1981 as an assistant coach with the New Jersey Nets before taking over as Trail Blazers head coach for the first time in 1986.

In his first season with Portland, he was voted Coach of the Year after guiding the team to a 49-33 record and the playoffs. Only five coaches have received the honor in their first season, making him the second coach to accomplish so.

Schuler is survived by his daughter Kimberly S. Foxx, husband Bryan Foxx, and their children. Also, daughter Kristin Schuler Baker, husband Rick Baker, and their children.

Mike Schuler Age, Family, and Early Life

Mike Schuler was born on September 22, 1940, in Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S. However, we don’t have any information regarding his parents. As of now, we don’t have much information regarding his personal life. He holds the nationality of American and belongs to the white ethnicity.

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Mike Schuler Career, What was his profession?

Michael Harold Schuler was a head coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He coached the Portland Trail Blazers (1986–87 to 1988–89) and Los Angeles Clippers (1990–91 to 1991–92) in 338 games and compiled a win-loss record of 179–159.

Schuler won the NBA Coach of the Year Award after leading the Trail Blazers to a 49-33 record in his first season in charge. He then had a 53-29 season, however, the regular season ended in a first-round playoff loss. Before Schuler was fired in mid-February, the Blazers had a 25-22 record and were riven by a discord in his third season with the team. Rick Adelman, the assistant coach at the time, was given the position on an interim basis. Adelman was appointed head coach permanently after the Blazers made it to the 1989 NBA Playoffs.

One incident Schuler is remembered for occurred at the first press conference that introduced him as the coach of the Trail Blazers when he fell out of his chair. The footage was seen often on American television in the following days, and Schuler termed it “my instant claim to fame.”

Which school did he go to?

He did his high schooling at Portsmouth High School and graduated from Ohio University,

Mike Schuler Wife, What about his relationship?

Mike Schuler was married to his wife, Gloria “Sweet G” Sissea Schuler, who preceded in death in 2016. They married on 20 July 1963 and built their family together with the children.

He has two daughters Kimberly S. Foxx and a daughter Kristin Schuler.

Mike Schuler Net Worth, How much does he earn?

The net worth of Mike Schuler is under the wraps.

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Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

He does not seem to be available on any social media.

Body Appearance of Mike Schuler’s Height, Weight

HeightFeet: 5 feet 11 inch
Centimeter: 180 cm
Meter: 1.80 m
Hair colorBlack 
Eye colorBrown
WeightKilogram: 75 Kg
Pound: 165 lbs
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Mike Schuler’s you should be know

Age81 Years
Relationship StatusWidor
SpousesGloria “Sweet G” Sissea Schuler