Browsing NBA head coaches

NBA Coaches With a Championship on Different Teams

Posted on 21 Sep, 2016, by in Featured, NBA

The NBA, including its short time under the BAA name, has been around since 1946. Over the years, 19 different franchises have won the championship. However, only 3 head coaches have been part of a title-winning side with more than one franchise: Alex Hannum, Pat Riley and Phil Jackson. More

LeBron James & His Head Coaches Through the Years

Posted on 24 Jan, 2016, by in Featured

The weird and surprising firing of David Blatt makes Tyronn Lue the fifth head LeBron James has worked with since entering the NBA almost 13 years ago. Paul Silas, Mike Brown, Erik Spoelstra and Blatt preceded him. More

NBA Rumors – Los Angeles Lakers or New York Knicks Might Hire Mike Dunleavy

Posted on 18 May, 2014, by in NBA

The New York Knicks lost on their leading head coaching candidate because they low balled him. The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t really started their search. However, one name that comes up in connection with both teams is Mike Dunleavy, who hasn’t worked in the NBA for the past four seasons. More

NBA Rumors – Utah Jazz Want John Stockton as Their Head Coach

Posted on 14 May, 2014, by in NBA

Legends who go back to coaching for the teams they starred for don’t always work out, but the Utah Jazz seem eager to have their rebuilding process attached to John Stockton, hoping to convince the hall of fame point guard to be the one who replaces Tyrone Corbin at the head coach position. More

Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks & San Antonio Spurs Only Teams With the Same Head Coach For More Than Three Seasons

Posted on 24 Jun, 2013, by in NBA

The NBA isn’t exactly a league that preaches for coaching stability. In fact, only four teams: The Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs have a head coach that’s been at the job for more than three seasons, as Erik Spoelstra, Scott Brooks and Rick Carlisle have been at the job since the 2008-2009 season, while Gregg Popovich has been with the Spurs since the 1996-1997 season. More

Longest Serving NBA Head Coaches

Posted on 20 Sep, 2012, by in Featured

Longevity is a rarity in the demanding world of pro sports, and the NBA is a fine example, with only nine head coaches who have been with their current teams for over three years. Most of them are guys who are either three or four season on the team, but Doc Rivers (Boston Celtics), George Karl (Denver Nuggets) and Gregg Popovich stand out by holding on to their currents jobs for over seven years. More

15 NBA Head Coaches During Their Playing Days

Posted on 21 Aug, 2012, by in NBA

Does being a good NBA player make someone a good NBA head coach? About half of the league’s coaches didn’t play in the NBA, including the most recent NBA champion, Erik Spoelstra. His finals opponent, Scott Brooks, did play, actually winning the NBA title as a player, just like Avery Johnson, Byron Scott, Rick Carlisle, Lionel Hollins and Kevin McHale. More

Most Wins of the NBA Coach of the Year Award

Posted on 2 May, 2012, by in Featured

Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs became the 40th head coach to win the NBA Coach of the Year award since its inception in 1963, guiding the Spurs to the first spot in the Western Conference and a 50-16 record, his 14th 50 win season with the team in 16 years of coaching them. More

Can it Get Any Worse For the Orlando Magic in Stan Van Gundy – Dwight Howard Saga?

Posted on 6 Apr, 2012, by in NBA

Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy lost another game, the Orlando Magic’s fifth consecutive loss, following the drama the erupted when it came to light that Howard has apparently asked the Magic front office to get a new head coach. Even worse, or weirder, is that Van Gundy actually admitted to the media he talked to managment, confirming the rumors. More

The Youngest Head Coaches in the NBA, NFL, MLB & NHL

Posted on 27 Mar, 2012, by in Featured

Bashir Mason turned into the youngest head coach in Division I College Basketball after being appointed to be the head coach of the Wagner Seahawks of the Northeast conference, replacing the Hurley brothers team who moved on to Rhode Island after a 25-6 season with Wagner, which wasn’t enough to get an invitation into the NCAA tournament. More