List of National Basketball Association head coaches

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Gregg Popovich has coached the San Antonio Spurs for 24 years.

This list includes the date of hiring and the performance record of 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 head coach of the San Antonio Spurs for 24 years. No other current NBA head coach has been head coach of his current team as long as Popovich has been head coach of the Spurs. Popovich has also coached more games (1,801), won more games (1,231), and lost more games (570) than any other active head coach has with his current team. Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra are the second longest-tenured NBA head coaches, having been head coaches of their respective teams since the 2008–09 season. No active head coaches have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as coaches.[1] Popovich is the only current head coach to have been hired by his current team in the 1990s.

All the NBA head coaches during the 2018–19 season were American except for Igor Kokoškov, who was born Serbian. Nine coaches have spent their entire NBA 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, and Kenny Atkinson with the Brooklyn Nets.

Key[edit]

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[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2018–19 season.

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 82 29 53 .354 82 29 53 .354 [2][3]
Brad Stevens* Boston Celtics Atlantic Eastern July 3, 2013 492 270 222 .549 492 270 222 .549 [4][5]
Kenny Atkinson* Brooklyn Nets Atlantic Eastern April 17, 2016 246 90 156 .366 246 90 156 .366 [6][7]
James Borrego Charlotte Hornets Southeast Eastern May 10, 2018 82 39 43 .476 112 49 63 .438 [8][9]
Jim Boylen* Chicago Bulls Central Eastern December 3, 2018 58 17 41 .293 58 17 41 .293 [10][11]
John Beilein* Cleveland Cavaliers Central Eastern May 13, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 [12]
Rick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks Southwest Western May 9, 2008 886 470 416 .530 1,378 751 627 .545 [13][14]
Michael Malone Denver Nuggets Northwest Western June 15, 2015 328 173 155 .527 434 212 222 .488 [15][16]
Dwane Casey Detroit Pistons Central Eastern June 11, 2018 82 41 41 .500 762 414 348 .543 [17][18]
Steve Kerr* Golden State Warriors Pacific Western May 19, 2014 410 322 88 .785 410 322 88 .785 [19][20]
Mike D'Antoni Houston Rockets Southwest Western June 1, 2016 246 173 73 .703 1,127 628 499 .557 [21][22]
Nate McMillan Indiana Pacers Central Eastern May 16, 2016 246 138 108 .561 1,176 616 560 .524 [23][24]
Doc Rivers Los Angeles Clippers Pacific Western June 25, 2013 492 307 185 .624 1,552 894 658 .576 [25][26]
Frank Vogel Los Angeles Lakers Pacific Western May 13, 2019 0 0 0 595 304 291 .511 [27][28]
Taylor Jenkins* Memphis Grizzlies Southwest Western June 11, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 [29][30]
Erik Spoelstra* Miami Heat Southeast Eastern April 28, 2008 886 523 363 .590 886 523 363 .590 [31][32]
Mike Budenholzer Milwaukee Bucks Central Eastern May 18, 2018 82 60 22 .732 492 273 219 .555 [33][34]
Ryan Saunders* Minnesota Timberwolves Northwest Western January 6, 2019 42 17 25 .405 42 17 25 .405 [35][36]
Alvin Gentry New Orleans Pelicans Southwest Western May 30, 2015 328 145 183 .442 1,033 480 553 .465 [37][38]
Mike Miller* New York Knicks Atlantic Eastern December 6, 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 [39][40]
Billy Donovan* Oklahoma City Thunder Northwest Western April 30, 2015 328 199 129 .607 328 199 129 .607 [41][42]
Steve Clifford Orlando Magic Southeast Eastern May 30, 2018 82 42 40 .512 492 238 254 .484 [43][44]
Brett Brown* Philadelphia 76ers Atlantic Eastern August 14, 2013 492 178 314 .362 492 178 314 .362 [45][46]
Monty Williams Phoenix Suns Pacific Western May 3, 2019 0 0 0 394 173 221 .439 [47][48]
Terry Stotts Portland Trail Blazers Northwest Western August 7, 2012 609 345 264 .560 857 440 417 .513 [49][50]
Luke Walton Sacramento Kings Pacific Western April 14, 2019 0 0 0 246 98 148 .398 [51][52]
Gregg Popovich* San Antonio Spurs Southwest Western December 10, 1996 1,820 1,245 575 .684 1,820 1,245 575 .684 [53][54]
Nick Nurse* Toronto Raptors Atlantic Eastern June 14, 2018 82 58 24 .707 82 58 24 .707 [55][56]
Quin Snyder* Utah Jazz Northwest Western June 6, 2014 410 227 183 .554 410 227 183 .554 [57][58]
Scott Brooks Washington Wizards Southeast Eastern April 26, 2016 326 124 122 .504 791 462 329 .584 [59][60]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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[edit]

General
  • "NBA Coaches". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc.
  • "NBA Coach Register". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC.
Specific
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  4. ^ "Celtics Hire Brad Stevens as Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 3, 2013.
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  6. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Name Kenny Atkinson Head Coach". NBA. April 17, 2016.
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  8. ^ "Charlotte Hornets officially hire James Borrego as head coach". NBA.com. May 10, 2018.
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  10. ^ "Bulls Official: Fred Hoiberg Relieved as Bulls Head Coach". NBA.com. December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Jim Boylen Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  12. ^ "Cavs Name John Beilein As New Head Coach". NBA.com. May 13, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  13. ^ "Official release: Rick Carlisle named coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 9, 2008.
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  15. ^ "Nuggets name Michael Malone new head coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 15, 2015.
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  17. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (June 11, 2018). "Dwane Casey agrees to 5-year deal as Pistons' new coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
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  19. ^ "Warriors Name Steve Kerr Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 19, 2014.
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  21. ^ "Rockets Name Mike D'Antoni Head Coach". NBA.com/rockets. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 1, 2016.
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  23. ^ "Pacers Name Nate McMillan as Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 16, 2016.
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  25. ^ "Glenn "Doc" Rivers Introduced as Clippers Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 25, 2013.
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  27. ^ "Lakers Announce Hiring of Frank Vogel as Head Coach". NBA.com. May 13, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  28. ^ "Frank Vogel Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  29. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies name Taylor Jenkins head coach". NBA.com. June 11, 2019. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  30. ^ "Taylor Jenkins Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  31. ^ "Riley Steps Down, Spoelstra Named Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 28, 2008.
  32. ^ "Erik Spoelstra Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  33. ^ "Mike Budenholzer Named Head Coach Of The Milwaukee Bucks". NBA.com. May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
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  35. ^ "Timberwolves fire Thibodeau". NBA.com. January 6, 2019.
  36. ^ "Ryan Saunders Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  37. ^ "New Orleans Pelicans Name Alvin Gentry Head Coach" (Press release). New Orleans Pelicans. May 30, 2015.
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  39. ^ Mahoney, Brian (May 7, 2018). "New York Knicks name David Fizdale new coach". NBA.com.
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  41. ^ "Florida's Donovan named next coach of Thunder". NBA.com. April 30, 2015.
  42. ^ "Billy Donovan Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  43. ^ "Steve Clifford agrees to 4-year deal to coach Orlando Magic". ESPN.com. May 30, 2018.
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  45. ^ "Sixers Name Brett Brown Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 14, 2013.
  46. ^ "Brett Brown Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  47. ^ "Suns Agree to Terms with Monty Williams to Become New Head Coach". NBA.com. May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  48. ^ "Monty Williams Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  49. ^ "Trail Blazers hire Terry Stotts as head coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 7, 2012.
  50. ^ "Terry Stotts Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  51. ^ "Kings Announce Luke Walton as Head Coach". NBA.com. April 14, 2019. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
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  53. ^ "Star Center, New Coach Cannot Help the Spurs". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. December 11, 1996.
  54. ^ "Gregg Popovich Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  55. ^ "Raptors Name Nick Nurse Head Coach". NBA.com. June 14, 2018.
  56. ^ "Nick Nurse Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  57. ^ "Utah Jazz Names Quin Snyder Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 6, 2014.
  58. ^ "Quin Snyder Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  59. ^ "Wizards Hire Scott Brooks as Head Coach". monumentalsportsnetwork.com. April 26, 2016.
  60. ^ "Scott Brooks Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

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