Thomas Edward "Tom" Nissalke (born July 7, 1932) is a retired former American professional basketball coach in the NBA and American Basketball Association. He has coached several teams in both leagues, and has an overall coaching record of 371-508.
Nissalke then went to Utah with the ABA's Stars, but the club folded, surprisingly, at mid-season in the ABA's last hurrah in 1975–76. According to Remember the ABA, he has the final game ball in his closet.
Nissalke holds the rare distinction of being named "Coach of the Year" in both the NBA and the ABA. He was also the commissioner of the short-lived National Basketball League in Canada in 1993–94. He had a combined coaching record of 371-508 (248-391 in NBA and 123-117 in ABA), with an 11-20 playoff record. He went 105-91 with the Chapparals/Spurs, 13-32 with the Sonics, 18-26 with the Utah Stars, 124-122 with the Rockets, 60-124 with the Jazz, and 51-113 with the Cavaliers. He made it out of the first round of the playoffs just once, in 1977.
Nissalke presently works as a radio pregame and halftime analyst and talk-show host for the Utah Jazz on 1320 KFAN. In January 2006, his wife of 46 years, Nancy, who also was a native of Madison, Wisconsin, died, succumbing to cancer. Together they had two children, son Thomas Jr., and daughter Holly, as well as two granddaughters Caroline Anne and Isabelle Grace.