College - Dayton
While the 2011-12 season marks Johnny Davisí first in the Raptors organization, overall it will be his 36th campaign in the NBA where he has been a player, assistant coach, front office executive and two-time head coach.
Last season was Davisí fourth with the Memphis Grizzlies and his 19th in an NBA assistant coaching capacity. In addition to Memphis, Davis has been an assistant coach with Atlanta, the Los Angeles Clippers, Portland, New Jersey, Orlando, Minnesota and Indiana. In 2005-06, he served on Raptors head coach Dwane Caseyís staff with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Davis was the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers in 1996-97 and the Orlando Magic for parts of two seasons (2003-05) compiling a 73-146 mark (.333). He was honoured as Eastern Conference Coach of the Month in November 2005 while with the Magic. He also served two games as the Grizzliesí interim head coach.
Davis also has experience on the administrative side of the NBA having spent three years in the front office of the Atlanta Hawks. His duties were director of community affairs, assistant to the president, and president of the Atlanta Hawks Foundation. During his tenure as president of the Atlanta Hawks Foundation, Davis was instrumental in the fundraising of more than $500,000 which was distributed to Atlanta area homeless shelters.
The 22nd overall pick in the second round of the 1976 NBA Draft, Davis played with Portland, Indiana, Atlanta and Cleveland in his 10 seasons. He was a member of Portlandís 1977 NBA Championship team. He played in 750 regular season games, averaging 12.9 points and 4.5 assists. He posted a career high 18.3 points per game in the 1978-79 season as a member of the Indiana Pacers. In 43 postseason outings, Davis contributed an average of 10.3 points and 3.7 assists.
Davis attended the University of Dayton from 1973-76 and was inducted into the schoolís Hall of Fame in 1993 as well as being voted onto the universityís All-Century Team. He earned two gold medals as a member of the 1975 Pan-American Team and the 1975 Intercontinental Cup Team.
As a heavily recruited high school All-American basketball player from Detroit, Davis was voted as one of the Top 10 players of all time in the Detroit Public School league.
Davis has a bachelorís degree in community development from Georgia State University and a masterís degree in sports psychology from Union Institute and University.
An avid golfer, Davis has recorded three hole-in-ones.
Davis and his wife, Lezli, have two sons: Reginald and Austin.