List of National Basketball Association head coaches Article

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Gregg Popovich has coached the San Antonio Spurs for 23 years.

This list includes the date of hiring and the performance record of current National Basketball Association head coaches. The league consists of 30 teams, of which 29 are located in the United States and one in Canada. In the NBA, a head coach is the highest ranking coach of a coaching staff.

Gregg Popovich has served as the San Antonio Spurs head coach for 20 seasons, longer than any other current head coach. Popovich has also coached the most games (1,801), won the most games (1,231), and lost the most games (570) among active coaches with their current team. Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra are the second longest-tenured head coaches, having been appointed as head coaches since the 2008–09 season. None of the active head coaches have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach. [1] Popovich is the only current head coach to be hired in the 90s; no other current coaches were hired before 2008.

All head coaches are American, save for Igor Kokoškov, who was born Serbian. Nine coaches have spent their entire head coaching careers with their current teams: Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs, Erik Spoelstra with the Miami Heat, Brad Stevens with the Boston Celtics, Brett Brown with the Philadelphia 76ers, Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors, Quin Snyder with the Utah Jazz, Billy Donovan with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kenny Atkinson with the Brooklyn Nets, and Luke Walton with the Los Angeles Lakers. Meanwhile, Lloyd Pierce, Kokoškov, and Nick Nurse will get their debuts as head coaches in the league for the 2018–19 season with the Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, and Toronto Raptors respectively.

Key

GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
* Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the current franchise
dagger Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach

Coaches

Note: Statistics are correct through March 02, 2019

Head coach Team Division Conference Start date [a] GC W L Win% GC W L Win% Ref.
Current [b] Career [c]
Lloyd Pierce* Atlanta Hawks Southeast Eastern May 11, 2018 63 21 42 .333 63 21 42 .333 [2] [3]
Brad Stevens* Boston Celtics Atlantic Eastern July 3, 2013 473 259 214 .548 473 259 214 .548 [4] [5]
Kenny Atkinson* Brooklyn Nets Atlantic Eastern April 17, 2016 228 80 148 .351 228 80 148 .351 [6] [7]
James Borrego Charlotte Hornets Southeast Eastern May 10, 2018 62 29 33 .468 92 39 53 .424 [8] [9]
Jim Boylen* Chicago Bulls Central Eastern December 3, 2018 39 13 26 .333 39 13 26 .333 [10] [11]
Larry Drew Cleveland Cavaliers Central Eastern October 28, 2018 56 15 41 .268 368 158 210 .429 [12] [13]
Rick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks Southwest Western May 9, 2008 865 464 401 .536 1,357 745 612 .549 [14] [15]
Michael Malone Denver Nuggets Northwest Western June 15, 2015 307 161 146 .524 413 200 213 .484 [16] [17]
Dwane Casey Detroit Pistons Central Eastern June 11, 2018 60 29 31 .483 740 402 338 .543 [18] [19]
Steve Kerr* Golden State Warriors Pacific Western May 19, 2014 390 308 82 .790 390 308 82 .790 [20] [21]
Mike D'Antoni Houston Rockets Southwest Western June 1, 2016 226 157 69 .695 1,107 612 495 .553 [22] [23]
Nate McMillan Indiana Pacers Central Eastern May 16, 2016 227 131 96 .577 1,157 609 548 .526 [24] [25]
Doc Rivers Los Angeles Clippers Pacific Western June 25, 2013 474 294 180 .620 1,534 881 653 .574 [26] [27]
Luke Walton* Los Angeles Lakers Pacific Western April 29, 2016 226 91 135 .403 226 91 135 .403 [28] [29]
J. B. Bickerstaff Memphis Grizzlies Southwest Western November 27, 2017 126 39 87 .310 197 76 121 .386 [30] [31]
Erik Spoelstra* Miami Heat Southeast Eastern April 28, 2008 865 511 354 .591 865 511 354 .591 [32] [33]
Mike Budenholzer Milwaukee Bucks Central Eastern May 18, 2018 62 48 14 .774 472 261 211 .553 [34] [35]
Ryan Saunders* Minnesota Timberwolves Northwest Western January 6, 2019 22 10 12 .455 22 10 12 .455 [36] [37]
Alvin Gentry New Orleans Pelicans Southwest Western May 30, 2015 310 140 170 .452 1,015 475 540 .468 [38] [39]
David Fizdale New York Knicks Atlantic Eastern May 7, 2018 62 13 49 .210 163 63 100 .387 [40] [41]
Billy Donovan* Oklahoma City Thunder Northwest Western April 30, 2015 307 188 119 .612 307 188 119 .612 [42] [43]
Steve Clifford Orlando Magic Southeast Eastern May 30, 2018 63 29 34 .460 473 225 248 .476 [44] [45]
Brett Brown* Philadelphia 76ers Atlantic Eastern August 14, 2013 472 167 305 .354 472 167 305 .354 [46] [47]
Igor Kokoškov* Phoenix Suns Pacific Western May 2, 2018 63 12 51 .190 63 12 51 .190 [48] [49]
Terry Stotts Portland Trail Blazers Northwest Western August 7, 2012 554 310 244 .560 837 425 412 .508 [50] [51]
Dave Joerger Sacramento Kings Pacific Western May 9, 2016 226 90 136 .398 472 237 235 .502 [52] [53]
Gregg Popovich* San Antonio Spurs Southwest Western December 10, 1996 1,801 1,231 570 .684 1,801 1,231 570 .684 [54] [55]
Nick Nurse* Toronto Raptors Atlantic Eastern June 14, 2018 63 46 17 .730 63 46 17 .730 [56] [57]
Quin Snyder* Utah Jazz Northwest Western June 6, 2014 389 212 177 .545 389 212 177 .545 [58] [59]
Scott Brooks Washington Wizards Southeast Eastern April 26, 2016 226 117 109 .518 771 455 316 .590 [60] [61]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Start date of current term at the team; each date is linked to an article about that particular NBA season.
  2. ^ Coaching records from the current term with the team; coaching records from previous term with the team are not included.
  3. ^ Career coaching records in the NBA; records in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and other leagues are not included.

References

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  • "NBA Coach Register". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC.
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