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Dick Motta Ejected ● Dallas Mavericks 101:114 Chicago Bulls ● NBA 19/12/1995
Dick Motta Ejected ● Dallas Mavericks 101:114 Chicago Bulls ● NBA 19/12/1995
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: Basketball
Dick Motta.wmv
Dick Motta.wmv
Published: 2012/03/01
Channel: David Spada
An interview with Dick Motta, Phil Johnson and Ron Abegglen
An interview with Dick Motta, Phil Johnson and Ron Abegglen
Published: 2013/03/11
Channel: KSL Sports
Dick Motta
Dick Motta's Automatic
Published: 2016/12/04
Channel: Ron Ekker
Dick Motta
Dick Motta
Published: 2014/03/11
Channel: BozemanTeaParty
How to pronounce Dick Motta (Italian/Italy)  - PronounceNames.com
How to pronounce Dick Motta (Italian/Italy) - PronounceNames.com
Published: 2014/11/04
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Mentalist Bobby Motta blows Jeff’s mind
Mentalist Bobby Motta blows Jeff’s mind
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: Express World News
Juliana Mota  🔹 IFBB Wellness 🌼🏅🎚  Incredible Legs 🔹Leg Workout and Glutes 📹 Building a Booty‼️ 🇧🇷
Juliana Mota 🔹 IFBB Wellness 🌼🏅🎚 Incredible Legs 🔹Leg Workout and Glutes 📹 Building a Booty‼️ 🇧🇷
Published: 2017/04/23
Channel: Heaven Seven Fitness 777
CHCH - Bobby Motta
CHCH - Bobby Motta
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: Bobby Motta
Most Revealing Bob Love Interview Ever
Most Revealing Bob Love Interview Ever
Published: 2009/05/19
Channel: ChiliOCollin
Lethal - Bobby Motta
Lethal - Bobby Motta
Published: 2008/04/02
Channel: Bobby Motta
Shellac / Boche
Shellac / Boche's Dick
Published: 2011/05/19
Channel: minicro03
TASTE (Bobby Motta)
TASTE (Bobby Motta)
Published: 2010/09/10
Channel: markstevensmagic
BOBBY MOTTA - CRYPTIC
BOBBY MOTTA - CRYPTIC
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: Alana Motta
The End (Bobby Motta)
The End (Bobby Motta)
Published: 2010/06/10
Channel: markstevensmagic
Shock Treatment (Bobby Motta)
Shock Treatment (Bobby Motta)
Published: 2009/10/30
Channel: markstevensmagic
Mavs Roundtable: Turning Things Around in Dallas
Mavs Roundtable: Turning Things Around in Dallas
Published: 2011/09/07
Channel: NBA
Dallas Mavericks , the Three J
Dallas Mavericks , the Three J's promo video 1995
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: whizz kidd
Festive Party Teaser - Bobby Motta
Festive Party Teaser - Bobby Motta
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: Joint Department of Medical Imaging
OBM - Head Coach - Motta, Dick
OBM - Head Coach - Motta, Dick
Published: 2016/10/21
Channel: Our Best Moments
Dick introducing Bobby Motta at the 2016 Browser
Dick introducing Bobby Motta at the 2016 Browser's Bash
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: Canada's Magic
Bobby Motta- HEAD GAMES - Behind The Scenes Exclusive
Bobby Motta- HEAD GAMES - Behind The Scenes Exclusive
Published: 2009/04/08
Channel: Bobby Motta
VIDEO DORANDNY D¨MOTTA
VIDEO DORANDNY D¨MOTTA
Published: 2014/03/05
Channel: fernando angulo sarabia
Raúl D. Motta - Redes de Prevención de Drogadependencia.
Raúl D. Motta - Redes de Prevención de Drogadependencia.
Published: 2014/08/17
Channel: Revista Complejidad
Raúl D. Motta - Seminario Políticas Públicas - Parte 1
Raúl D. Motta - Seminario Políticas Públicas - Parte 1
Published: 2013/08/23
Channel: Revista Complejidad
Tom Boerwinkle - In Memoriam
Tom Boerwinkle - In Memoriam
Published: 2013/04/19
Channel: jaranarm
Zone wasn
Zone wasn't allowed in the 80/90s?
Published: 2015/02/07
Channel: Nobody Touches Jordan
Raúl D. Motta - Seminario Políticas Públicas - Parte 2
Raúl D. Motta - Seminario Políticas Públicas - Parte 2
Published: 2013/08/23
Channel: Revista Complejidad
Rich Middle School Interview with Kip Motta
Rich Middle School Interview with Kip Motta
Published: 2012/11/20
Channel: CSFandISQVideos
Federico Buffa - Tutti i CHARACTERS - Parte 5 NBA
Federico Buffa - Tutti i CHARACTERS - Parte 5 NBA
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: HighlightsWeirdo
Decked Again? And NASA Success
Decked Again? And NASA Success
Published: 2016/02/01
Channel: Henry S
The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
Published: 2014/02/03
Channel: In My VCR
Mr.Dick Flames - (Men at Work "Overkill" e Seal "Crazy")
Mr.Dick Flames - (Men at Work "Overkill" e Seal "Crazy")
Published: 2013/11/21
Channel: Mr.Dick Flames
Pugilato. Mitri e La Motta si allenano
Pugilato. Mitri e La Motta si allenano
Published: 2012/06/16
Channel: CinecittaLuce
1995 Dallas Mavericks three Js - jackson kidd mashburn
1995 Dallas Mavericks three Js - jackson kidd mashburn
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: Donald Chamberlain
HIGHWAY STAR SOLO by Andrea Motta
HIGHWAY STAR SOLO by Andrea Motta
Published: 2015/12/15
Channel: andrea motta
MAW - "Mayhem" - 10/25/15
MAW - "Mayhem" - 10/25/15
Published: 2015/11/18
Channel: M.A.W. iTV
Michael Jordan 69 points & 18 rebounds vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Michael Jordan 69 points & 18 rebounds vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Published: 2008/08/09
Channel: falkner23
FIGHTNIGHT Ellusionist
FIGHTNIGHT Ellusionist
Published: 2012/11/05
Channel: Bobby Motta
ARMANDO MOTTA . HIMSELF.wmv
ARMANDO MOTTA . HIMSELF.wmv
Published: 2010/08/14
Channel: Armando Motta
PODCAST 001 DJ WANDER MOTTA [ LANCAMENTO ] 2017
PODCAST 001 DJ WANDER MOTTA [ LANCAMENTO ] 2017
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: MF DO TREM BALA
Zezé Motta - Remendos
Zezé Motta - Remendos
Published: 2013/03/25
Channel: Oliveira062
Zezé Motta, Lucas Santtana e autismo
Zezé Motta, Lucas Santtana e autismo
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: Diario de Pernambuco
ZEZÉ MOTTA O MORRO NÃO ENGANA
ZEZÉ MOTTA O MORRO NÃO ENGANA
Published: 2015/11/01
Channel: LUBOR
Zezé Motta-Paulo Moura-Djalma Corrêa-Jorge Degas - ZUMBI (A Felicidade Guerreira)
Zezé Motta-Paulo Moura-Djalma Corrêa-Jorge Degas - ZUMBI (A Felicidade Guerreira)
Published: 2012/11/19
Channel: luciano hortencio
Panamericano CBJJE 2012- Darlan Pinheiro Jr x Willian Motta by X-COMBAT
Panamericano CBJJE 2012- Darlan Pinheiro Jr x Willian Motta by X-COMBAT
Published: 2012/11/07
Channel: X-COMBAT TV NEWS
MOTTA en vivo en San Patricio 2014 - ALLEY PANG
MOTTA en vivo en San Patricio 2014 - ALLEY PANG
Published: 2014/06/19
Channel: Kuinko Alvarez
The Terminator (1984) Movie Review
The Terminator (1984) Movie Review
Published: 2015/07/07
Channel: canto1408
Ariki Toa Vs Shonnen Jump Vs Victor Motta // Triple Amenaza // Wrestling highlights
Ariki Toa Vs Shonnen Jump Vs Victor Motta // Triple Amenaza // Wrestling highlights
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: Victor Motta
DiFilm - Pepe Motta canta "Te vi, te mire y" (1967)
DiFilm - Pepe Motta canta "Te vi, te mire y" (1967)
Published: 2013/07/28
Channel: archivodichiara
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Dick Motta
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Motta in 1971
Personal information
Born (1931-09-03) September 3, 1931 (age 86)
Midvale, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Jordan (Sandy, Utah)
College Utah State
Career history
As coach:
1962–1968 Weber State
19681976 Chicago Bulls
19761980 Washington Bullets
19801987 Dallas Mavericks
19901991 Sacramento Kings
19941996 Dallas Mavericks
1996–1997 Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards

John Richard Motta (born September 3, 1931) is a former basketball coach whose career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) spanned 25 years, and he continues to rank among the NBA's all-time top 10 in coaching victories.

Early coaching career[edit]

After graduating from Utah State University, Motta started coaching at Grace, Idaho, where he taught seventh grade and coached for two years before being drafted in the armed services. He once said in an interview that winning the 1959 Idaho state high school championship was his greatest thrill as a coach, even topping the NBA championship he won two decades later.

Motta coached at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah in the 1960s. Under the direction of Motta and assistant coach Phil Johnson, Weber State won three Big Sky championships. The first Big Sky Championship the duo experienced while at Weber State was in 1965.

NBA coaching career[edit]

Chicago Bulls (1968–1977)[edit]

Motta was hired as head coach of the Chicago Bulls in 1968 after a six-year stint at Weber State University. From 1970 to 1974 he led the Bulls to four consecutive seasons of 50 wins or more, winning the NBA Coach of the Year Award in 1971.

Washington Bullets (1977–1980) & Dallas Mavericks (1980–1987)[edit]

In 1976, Motta left the Bulls to coach the Washington Bullets, with whom he won an NBA Championship in 1978. After two more seasons with the Bullets, he became the first coach of the Dallas Mavericks, whom he led to a 55–27 record in 1986–87. Motta also served with the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets before retiring in 1997.

Motta holds the unique distinction of being one of the very few coaches in the NBA who never played either high school, college or pro basketball.

"The opera isn't over 'til the fat lady sings!"[edit]

Motta is sometimes erroneously credited with coining the celebrated phrase: The opera ain't over 'til the fat lady sings.[1] In fact, the first recorded use of the phrase was by Texas Tech sports information director Ralph Carpenter, as reported in the Dallas Morning News on 10 March 1976.[2]

During a KENS-TV broadcast of the 1978 NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals between the Washington Bullets and the San Antonio Spurs, Cook used the phrase in an attempt to encourage Spurs fans, as their team was down three games to one against the Bullets. Motta heard the broadcast and adopted his own rendition of the expression — "The 'opera' isn't over 'til the fat lady sings" — to warn Bullets fans against braggadocio.

The odds were against the underdog Bullets, and sportswriters were forecasting a grim finale, so Motta rebounded with the upbeat ostinato, "Wait for the fat lady!" The Bullets won the Eastern Conference against the Atlantic Division Champion Philadelphia 76ers, and went on to beat the Western Conference Champion Seattle SuperSonics four games to three for the 1978 NBA title.

The victory gave Washington, D.C. area fans their first professional championship team in any sport since the Washington Redskins won the National Football League title in 1942. (The basketball team played its home games in nearby Landover, Maryland.) In Motta's second year as coach, the Bullets (the Washington "Wizards", as of 1997) had become only the third team to win the NBA championship in a seventh game on the road. That 1978 championship remains the franchise's only NBA championship.

After the climactic Game 7 victory to claim the title, Motta celebrated with his team wearing a beer-soaked The Opera Isn't Over 'Til The Fat Lady Sings T-shirt.

What made the championship so great was that we weren’t supposed to win it. We came a long way. Most people didn’t give us a chance, but I felt all along we could. I really did. — Dick Motta [2]

In a Nov. 5, 2003 interview in the Utah Statesman, the student newspaper of his alma mater Utah State University, Motta said opera lovers were angry with him at first. "My wife said they were going to kill me when I said that." But that as time passed, Motta said, he was extended friendly invitations to a variety of events with "operatic" themes ranging from the Metropolitan Opera in New York to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Head coaching record[edit]

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Chicago 1968–69 82 33 49 .402 5th in West Missed Playoffs
Chicago 1969–70 82 39 43 .476 3rd in West 5 1 4 .200 Lost in Division Semifinals
Chicago 1970–71 82 51 31 .622 2nd in Midwest 7 3 4 .429 Lost in Conf. Semifinals
Chicago 1971–72 82 57 25 .695 2nd in Midwest 4 0 4 .000 Lost in Conf. Semifinals
Chicago 1972–73 82 51 31 .622 2nd in Midwest 7 3 4 .429 Lost in Conf. Semifinals
Chicago 1973–74 82 54 28 .659 2nd in Midwest 11 4 7 .364 Lost in Conf. Finals
Chicago 1974–75 82 47 35 .573 1st in Midwest 13 7 6 .538 Lost in Conf. Finals
Chicago 1975–76 82 24 58 .293 4th in Midwest Missed Playoffs
Washington 1976–77 82 48 34 .585 2nd in Central 9 4 5 .444 Lost in Conf. Semifinals
Washington 1977–78 82 44 38 .537 2nd in Central 21 14 7 .667 Won NBA Championship
Washington 1978–79 82 54 28 .659 1st in Atlantic 19 9 10 .474 Lost in NBA Finals
Washington 1979–80 82 39 43 .476 3rd in Atlantic 2 0 2 .000 Lost in First Round
Dallas 1980–81 82 15 67 .183 6th in Midwest Missed Playoffs
Dallas 1981–82 82 28 54 .341 5th in Midwest Missed Playoffs
Dallas 1982–83 82 38 44 .463 4th in Midwest Missed Playoffs
Dallas 1983–84 82 43 39 .524 2nd in Midwest 10 4 6 .400 Lost in Conf. Semifinals
Dallas 1984–85 82 44 38 .537 3rd in Midwest 4 1 3 .250 Lost in First Round
Dallas 1985–86 82 44 38 .537 3rd in Midwest 10 5 5 .500 Lost in Conf. Semifinals
Dallas 1986–87 82 55 27 .671 1st in Midwest 4 1 3 .250 Lost in First Round
Sacramento 1989–90 54 16 38 .296 7th in Pacific Missed Playoffs
Sacramento 1990–91 82 25 57 .305 7th in Pacific Missed Playoffs
Sacramento 1991–92 25 7 18 .280 (fired)
Dallas 1994–95 61 36 46 .439 5th in Midwest Missed Playoffs
Dallas 1995–96 82 26 56 .317 5th in Midwest Missed Playoffs
Denver 1996–97 69 17 52 .246 5th in Midwest Missed Playoffs
Career 1,952 935 1,017 .479 126 56 70 .444

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Pincus, David (March 9, 2010). "Today in Sports History: March 10th". SBNation. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 

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