List of current National Basketball Association head coaches

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Gregg Popovich has coached the San Antonio Spurs for 20 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 (1,681), won the most games (1,167), and lost the most games (514) 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.

29 of the 30 head coaches are American, with the exception being Jay Triano of the Phoenix Suns, who is Canadian. 13 coaches have spent their entire head coaching careers with their current teams: Mike Budenholzer with the Atlanta Hawks, Brad Stevens with the Boston Celtics, Kenny Atkinson with the Brooklyn Nets, Tyronn Lue with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Steve Clifford with the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets, Fred Hoiberg with the Chicago Bulls, Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors, Luke Walton with the Los Angeles Lakers, Erik Spoelstra with the Miami Heat, Billy Donovan with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brett Brown with the Philadelphia 76ers, Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs, and Quin Snyder with the Utah Jazz.

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 February 15, 2018

Head coach Team Division Conference Start date[a] GC W L Win% GC W L Win% Champ Ref.
Current[b] Career[c]
Budenholzer, MikeMike Budenholzer* Atlanta Hawks Southeast Eastern May 28, 2013 387 207 180 .535 387 207 180 .535 0 [2][3]
Stevens, BradBrad Stevens* Boston Celtics Atlantic Eastern July 3, 2013 387 206 181 .532 387 206 181 .532 0 [4][5]
Atkinson, KennyKenny Atkinson* Brooklyn Nets Atlantic Eastern April 17, 2016 141 39 102 .277 141 39 102 .277 0 [6][7]
Clifford, SteveSteve Clifford* Charlotte Hornets Southeast Eastern May 29, 2013 385 184 201 .478 385 184 201 .478 0 [8][9]
Hoiberg, FredFred Hoiberg* Chicago Bulls Central Eastern June 2, 2015 221 103 118 .466 221 103 118 .466 0 [10][11]
Lue, TyronnTyronn Lue* Cleveland Cavaliers Central Eastern January 22, 2016 179 112 67 .626 179 162 67 .626 1 [12][13]
Carlisle, RickRick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks Southwest Western May 9, 2008 765 431 349 .553 1,272 712 560 .560 1 [14][15]
Malone, MichaelMichael Malone Denver Nuggets Northwest Western June 15, 2015 222 105 117 .473 328 144 184 .439 0 [16][17]
Van Gundy, StanStan Van Gundy Detroit Pistons Central Eastern May 14, 2014 303 141 162 .465 865 512 370 .580 0 [16][17]
Kerr, SteveSteve Kerr* Golden State Warriors Pacific Western May 19, 2014 304 251 53 .826 304 251 53 .826 2 [18][19]
D'Antoni, MikeMike D'Antoni Houston Rockets Southwest Western June 1, 2016 139 99 40 .712 1,020 554 466 .543 0 [20][21]
McMillan, NateNate McMillan Indiana Pacers Central Eastern May 16, 2016 130 75 65 .536 1,053 553 517 .517 0 [22][23]
Rivers, DocDoc Rivers Los Angeles Clippers Pacific Western June 25, 2013 384 247 137 .643 1,444 834 610 .578 1 [24][25]
Walton, LukeLuke Walton* Los Angeles Lakers Pacific Western April 29, 2016 139 49 90 .353 139 49 90 .353 0 [26][27]
Bickerstaff, J. B.J. B. Bickerstaff Memphis Grizzlies Southwest Western November 27, 2017 37 11 26 .297 108 48 60 .444 0 [28][29]
Spoelstra, ErikErik Spoelstra* Miami Heat Southeast Eastern April 28, 2008 783 470 310 .603 783 470 310 .603 2 [30][31]
Prunty, JoeJoe Prunty* Milwaukee Bucks Central Eastern January 22, 2018 12 9 3 .750 12 9 3 .750 0 [32][33]
Thibodeau, TomTom Thibodeau Minnesota Timberwolves Northwest Western April 20, 2016 143 67 76 .469 537 322 215 .600 0 [34][35]
Gentry, AlvinAlvin Gentry New Orleans Pelicans Southwest Western May 30, 2015 221 95 126 .430 909 430 496 .464 0 [36][37]
Hornacek, JeffJeff Hornacek New York Knicks Atlantic Eastern June 2, 2016 123 54 87 .383 354 155 199 .438 0 [38][39]
Donovan, BillyBilly Donovan* Oklahoma City Thunder Northwest Western April 30, 2015 223 135 88 .605 223 135 88 .605 0 [40][41]
Frank Vogel Orlando Magic Southeast Eastern May 20, 2016 139 47 92 .338 570 297 273 .521 0 [42][43]
Brown, BrettBrett Brown* Philadelphia 76ers Atlantic Eastern August 14, 2013 383 105 278 .274 383 105 278 .274 0 [44][45]
Triano, JayJay Triano Phoenix Suns Pacific Western October 22, 2017 56 18 38 .321 285 105 180 .368 0 [46][47]
Stotts, TerryTerry Stotts Portland Trail Blazers Northwest Western August 7, 2012 468 255 213 .545 751 370 381 .493 0 [48][49]
Joerger, DaveDave Joerger Sacramento Kings Pacific Western May 9, 2016 139 50 89 .360 385 197 188 .512 0 [50][51]
Popovich, GreggGregg Popovich* San Antonio Spurs Southwest Western December 10, 1996 1,715 1,185 530 .691 1,715 1,185 530 .691 5 [52][53]
Casey, DwaneDwane Casey Toronto Raptors Atlantic Eastern June 21, 2011 533 302 231 .567 655 355 300 .542 0 [54][55]
Snyder, QuinQuin Snyder* Utah Jazz Northwest Western June 6, 2014 304 159 145 .523 304 159 145 .523 0 [56][57]
Brooks, ScottScott Brooks Washington Wizards Southeast Eastern April 26, 2016 139 82 57 .590 684 420 264 .614 0 [58][59]

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

General
  • "NBA Coaches". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. 
  • "NBA Coach Register". Basketball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. 
Specific
  1. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hawks Name Mike Budenholzer as Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 28, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mike Budenholzer Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Celtics Hire Brad Stevens as Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 3, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brad Stevens Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Name Kenny Atkinson Head Coach". NBA. April 17, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kenny Atkinson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Charlotte Bobcats Name Steve Clifford Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 29, 2013. Archived from the original on June 3, 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Steve Clifford Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bulls name Fred Hoiberg head coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 2, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Fred Hoiberg Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Cavaliers fire Blatt midway through second season". NBA.com. NBA. January 22, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Tyronn Lue Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Official release: Rick Carlisle named coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 9, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Rick Carlisle Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Detroit Pistons Name Stan Van Gundy Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 14, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Stan Van Gundy Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Warriors Name Steve Kerr Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 19, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Steve Kerr Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Rockets Name Mike D'Antoni Head Coach". NBA.com/rockets. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 1, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Mike D'Antoni Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 1, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Pacers Name Nate McMillan as Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 16, 2016. Retrieved May 16, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Nate McMillan Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on June 14, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Glenn "Doc" Rivers Introduced as Clippers Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 25, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Doc Rivers Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  26. ^ Lakers (April 29, 2016). "Lakers Announce Agreement With Luke Walton to Become New Head Coach". Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Luke Walton Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Grizzlies fire David Fizdale, name J.B. Bickerstaff interim coach". ESPN.com. November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017. 
  29. ^ "J.B. Bickerstaff Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 27, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Riley Steps Down, Spoelstra Named Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 28, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2010. 
  31. ^ "Erik Spoelstra Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  32. ^ "Bucks Reach Agreement with Jason Kidd to Become New Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Jason Kidd Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  34. ^ "Minnesota Timberwolves Agree to Terms with Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden". NBA.com. April 20, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  35. ^ "Tom Thibodeau Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  36. ^ "New Orleans Pelicans Name Alvin Gentry Head Coach" (Press release). New Orleans Pelicans. May 30, 2015. Archived from the original on May 31, 2015. 
  37. ^ "Alvin Gentry Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  38. ^ "Knicks Name Jeff Hornacek Head Coach". NBA. June 2, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  39. ^ "Jeff Hornacek Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 19, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  40. ^ "Florida's Donovan named next coach of Thunder". NBA.com. April 30, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  41. ^ "Billy Donovan Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  42. ^ "Magic Name Frank Vogel Head Coach". NBA.com. May 20, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  43. ^ "Frank Vogek Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  44. ^ "Sixers Name Brett Brown Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  45. ^ "Brett Brown Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  46. ^ "Suns name Jay Triano interim coach after Earl Watson fired". ESPN.com. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  47. ^ "Jay Triano Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  48. ^ "Trail Blazers hire Terry Stotts as head coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 7, 2012. Archived from the original on August 11, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  49. ^ "Terry Stotts Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  50. ^ "Kings hire Joerger as coach". NBA.com. May 9, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  51. ^ "Dave Joerger Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  52. ^ "Star Center, New Coach Cannot Help the Spurs". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. December 11, 1996. Retrieved May 21, 2010. 
  53. ^ "Gregg Popovich Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  54. ^ "Raptors Name Dwane Casey Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 21, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  55. ^ "Dwane Casey Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  56. ^ "Utah Jazz Names Quin Snyder Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  57. ^ "Quin Snyder Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  58. ^ "Wizards Hire Scott Brooks as Head Coach". monumentalsportsnetwork.com. April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  59. ^ "Scott Brooks Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 9, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 

External links

  • NBA Coaches Association Official Website
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