Excellence for over a half a century

about attles
  • Warriors Player, Coach, Executive, Ambassador
  • “The Destroyer”: A highly regarded Professional Basketball Player – all 11 seasons with the Warriors
  • 2nd African-American coach to win an NBA Championship (1975 – 1st for the Warriors)
  • 2nd African-American player-coach in NBA history
  • Longest-serving coach in Warriors history
  • His number “16” retired by the Golden State Warriors on February 10, 1977
  • Inducted in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1993
  • Named one of NBA’s Top 100 Most Influential Players of All-Time by ESPN (2018)
about attles
about attles


  • A lifelong commitment to Oakland and the Warriors Community Ambassador for decades 
  • Longest serving NBA executive in history – 59 years with the Warriors organization 


  • Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award (2017) 
  • John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award (2014) 
  • Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (1993) 


  • 1 of 6 Golden State Warriors to have number retired (#16) 
  • Only player to have number retired by N.C. A&T University (#22) 

Cementing 60 Years of Excellence

Coach Attles’ teams were defined by Teamwork, Innovation, Humbleness, and Overcoming Tough Odds. The 1975 Championship Team rings are inscribed with the word “Togetherness” to incapsulate these attributes. Throughout his 60 years with the Warriors, Mr. Attles has continued to inspire and demonstrate these traits in all of his work. The Attles Center for Excellence (ACE) was formed by his son, Alvin Attles III to cement his father’s legacy of achievement by working to transform and uplift disadvantaged and “at-risk” youth – inspiring them to become their best. 


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