List of current National Basketball Association head coaches

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Gregg Popovich has coached the San Antonio Spurs for 22 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.

All head coaches are American, save for Igor Kokoškov, who was born Serbian. Eleven 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, Fred Hoiberg with the Chicago Bulls, Billy Donovan with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tyronn Lue with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kenny Atkinson with the Brooklyn Nets, and Luke Walton with the Los Angeles Lakers. Meanwhile, Lloyd Pierce, Igor 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 June 14, 2018

Head coach Team Division Conference Start date[a] GC W L Win% GC W L Win% Ref.
Current[b] Career[c]
Pierce, LloydLloyd Pierce* Atlanta Hawks Southeast Eastern May 11, 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 [2]
Stevens, BradBrad Stevens* Boston Celtics Atlantic Eastern July 3, 2013 410 221 189 .539 410 221 189 .539 [3][4]
Atkinson, KennyKenny Atkinson* Brooklyn Nets Atlantic Eastern April 17, 2016 164 48 116 .293 164 48 116 .293 [5][6]
Borrego, JamesJames Borrego Charlotte Hornets Southeast Eastern May 10, 2018 0 0 0 30 10 20 .333 [7][8]
Hoiberg, FredFred Hoiberg* Chicago Bulls Central Eastern June 2, 2015 246 110 136 .447 246 110 136 .447 [9][10]
Lue, TyronnTyronn Lue* Cleveland Cavaliers Central Eastern January 22, 2016 205 128 77 .624 205 128 77 .624 [11][12]
Carlisle, RickRick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks Southwest Western May 9, 2008 804 437 367 .544 1,296 718 578 .554 [13][14]
Malone, MichaelMichael Malone Denver Nuggets Northwest Western June 15, 2015 246 119 127 .484 352 158 194 .449 [15][16]
Casey, DwaneDwane Casey Detroit Pistons Central Eastern June 11, 2018 0 0 0 680 373 307 .549 [17][18]
Kerr, SteveSteve Kerr* Golden State Warriors Pacific Western May 19, 2014 328 265 63 .808 328 265 63 .808 [19][20]
D'Antoni, MikeMike D'Antoni Houston Rockets Southwest Western June 1, 2016 164 120 44 .732 1,045 575 470 .550 [21][22]
McMillan, NateNate McMillan Indiana Pacers Central Eastern May 16, 2016 164 90 74 .549 1,092 568 526 .519 [23][24]
Rivers, DocDoc Rivers Los Angeles Clippers Pacific Western June 25, 2013 410 259 151 .632 1,470 846 624 .576 [25][26]
Walton, LukeLuke Walton* Los Angeles Lakers Pacific Western April 29, 2016 164 61 103 .372 164 61 103 .372 [27][28]
Bickerstaff, J. B.J. B. Bickerstaff Memphis Grizzlies Southwest Western November 27, 2017 63 15 48 .238 134 52 82 .388 [29][30]
Spoelstra, ErikErik Spoelstra* Miami Heat Southeast Eastern April 28, 2008 804 484 320 .602 804 484 320 .602 [31][32]
Budenholzer, MikeMike Budenholzer Milwaukee Bucks Central Eastern May 18, 2018 0 0 0 410 213 197 .520 [33][34]
Thibodeau, TomTom Thibodeau Minnesota Timberwolves Northwest Western April 20, 2016 164 78 86 .476 558 333 225 .597 [35][36]
Gentry, AlvinAlvin Gentry New Orleans Pelicans Southwest Western May 30, 2015 246 112 134 .455 951 447 504 .470 [37][38]
Fizdale, DavidDavid Fizdale New York Knicks Atlantic Eastern May 7, 2018 0 0 0 101 50 51 .495 [39][40]
Donovan, BillyBilly Donovan* Oklahoma City Thunder Northwest Western April 30, 2015 246 150 96 .610 246 150 96 .610 [41][42]
Clifford, SteveSteve Clifford Orlando Magic Southeast Eastern May 30, 2018 0 0 0 410 196 214 .478 [43][44]
Brown, BrettBrett Brown* Philadelphia 76ers Atlantic Eastern August 14, 2013 410 127 283 .310 410 127 283 .310 [45][46]
Kokoškov, IgorIgor Kokoškov* Phoenix Suns Pacific Western May 2, 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 [47]
Stotts, TerryTerry Stotts Portland Trail Blazers Northwest Western August 7, 2012 492 272 220 .553 775 387 388 .499 [48][49]
Joerger, DaveDave Joerger Sacramento Kings Pacific Western May 9, 2016 164 59 105 .360 410 206 204 .502 [50][51]
Popovich, GreggGregg Popovich* San Antonio Spurs Southwest Western December 10, 1996 1,738 1,197 541 .689 1,738 1,197 541 .689 [52][53]
Nurse, NickNick Nurse* Toronto Raptors Atlantic Eastern June 14, 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 [54]
Snyder, QuinQuin Snyder* Utah Jazz Northwest Western June 6, 2014 328 177 151 .540 328 177 151 .540 [55][56]
Brooks, ScottScott Brooks Washington Wizards Southeast Eastern April 26, 2016 164 92 72 .561 709 430 279 .606 [57][58]

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 Reach Agreement in Principle With Lloyd Pierce To Become Team's Head Coach". NBA.com. May 11, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Celtics Hire Brad Stevens as Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Brad Stevens Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Name Kenny Atkinson Head Coach". NBA. April 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Kenny Atkinson Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Charlotte Hornets officially hire James Borrego as head coach". NBA.com. May 10, 2018. 
  8. ^ "James Borrego Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 10, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Bulls name Fred Hoiberg head coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Fred Hoiberg Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Cavaliers fire Blatt midway through second season". NBA.com. NBA. January 22, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Tyronn Lue Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Official release: Rick Carlisle named coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 9, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Rick Carlisle Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Nuggets name Michael Malone new head coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 15, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Mike Malone Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  17. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (June 11, 2018). "Dwane Casey agrees to 5-year deal as Pistons' new coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  18. ^ "Dwane Casey Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  19. ^ "Warriors Name Steve Kerr Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 19, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Steve Kerr Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  21. ^ "Rockets Name Mike D'Antoni Head Coach". NBA.com/rockets. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 1, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Mike D'Antoni Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  23. ^ "Pacers Name Nate McMillan as Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 16, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Nate McMillan Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  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. 
  26. ^ "Doc Rivers Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  27. ^ "Lakers Announce Agreement With Luke Walton to Become New Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 29, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Luke Walton Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  29. ^ "Grizzlies fire David Fizdale, name J.B. Bickerstaff interim coach". ESPN.com. November 27, 2017. 
  30. ^ "J.B. Bickerstaff Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  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. 
  34. ^ "Mike Budenholzer Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 16, 2018. 
  35. ^ "Minnesota Timberwolves Agree to Terms with Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden". NBA.com. April 20, 2016. 
  36. ^ "Tom Thibodeau Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  37. ^ "New Orleans Pelicans Name Alvin Gentry Head Coach" (Press release). New Orleans Pelicans. May 30, 2015. 
  38. ^ "Alvin Gentry Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  39. ^ Mahoney, Brian (May 7, 2018). "New York Knicks name David Fizdale new coach". NBA.com. 
  40. ^ "David FIzdale Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 7, 2018. 
  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. 
  44. ^ "Steve Clifford Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 30, 2018. 
  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. ^ "Phoenix Suns hire Igor Kokoskov as new head coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 2, 2018. 
  48. ^ "Trail Blazers hire Terry Stotts as head coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 7, 2012. 
  49. ^ "Terry Stotts Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  50. ^ "Kings hire Joerger as coach". NBA.com. May 9, 2016. 
  51. ^ "Dave Joerger Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  52. ^ "Star Center, New Coach Cannot Help the Spurs". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. December 11, 1996. 
  53. ^ "Gregg Popovich Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  54. ^ "Raptors Name Nick Nurse Head Coach". NBA.com. June 14, 2018. 
  55. ^ "Utah Jazz Names Quin Snyder Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 6, 2014. 
  56. ^ "Quin Snyder Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 
  57. ^ "Wizards Hire Scott Brooks as Head Coach". monumentalsportsnetwork.com. April 26, 2016. 
  58. ^ "Scott Brooks Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 

External links

  • NBA Coaches Association Official Website
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