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 (1,891), won more games (1,277), and lost more games (614) 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 2019–20 season were American. 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, Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors, Quin Snyder with the Utah Jazz, Lloyd Pierce with the Atlanta Hawks, Nick Nurse with the Toronto Raptors, Ryan Saunders with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Taylor Jenkins with the Memphis Grizzlies.

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 2019–20 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 149 49 100 .329 149 49 100 .329 [2][3]
Brad Stevens* Boston Celtics Atlantic Eastern July 3, 2013 564 318 246 .564 564 318 246 .564 [4][5]
Steve Nash* Brooklyn Nets Atlantic Eastern September 3, 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 [6]
James Borrego Charlotte Hornets Southeast Eastern May 10, 2018 147 62 85 .422 177 72 105 .407 [7][8]
Billy Donovan Chicago Bulls Central Eastern September 22, 2020 0 0 0 400 243 157 .608 [9][10]
J. B. Bickerstaff Cleveland Cavaliers Central Eastern February 19, 2020 11 5 6 .455 227 90 137 .396 [11][12]
Rick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks Southwest Western May 9, 2008 961 513 448 .534 1,453 794 659 .546 [13][14]
Michael Malone Denver Nuggets Northwest Western June 15, 2015 401 219 155 .546 507 258 249 .509 [15][16]
Dwane Casey Detroit Pistons Central Eastern June 11, 2018 148 61 87 .412 828 434 394 .524 [17][18]
Steve Kerr* Golden State Warriors Pacific Western May 19, 2014 475 337 138 .709 475 337 138 .709 [19][20]
Stephen Silas* Houston Rockets Southwest Western October 30, 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 [21]
Nate Bjorkgren* Indiana Pacers Central Eastern October 20, 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 [22]
Tyronn Lue Los Angeles Clippers Pacific Western October 20, 2020 0 0 0 211 128 83 .607 [23][24]
Frank Vogel Los Angeles Lakers Pacific Western May 13, 2019 71 52 19 .732 666 356 310 .535 [25][26]
Taylor Jenkins* Memphis Grizzlies Southwest Western June 11, 2019 73 34 39 .466 73 34 39 .466 [27][28]
Erik Spoelstra* Miami Heat Southeast Eastern April 28, 2008 959 567 392 .591 959 567 392 .591 [29][30]
Mike Budenholzer Milwaukee Bucks Central Eastern May 18, 2018 155 116 39 .748 565 329 236 .582 [31][32]
Ryan Saunders* Minnesota Timberwolves Northwest Western January 6, 2019 106 36 70 .340 106 36 70 .340 [33][34]
Stan Van Gundy New Orleans Pelicans Southwest Western October 22, 2020 0 0 0 907 524 384 .577 [35][36]
Tom Thibodeau New York Knicks Atlantic Eastern July 30, 2020 0 0 0 598 352 246 .589 [37][38]
Mark Daigneault* Oklahoma City Thunder Northwest Western November 11, 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 [39]
Steve Clifford Orlando Magic Southeast Eastern May 30, 2018 155 75 80 .484 565 271 294 .480 [40][41]
Doc Rivers Philadelphia 76ers Atlantic Eastern October 3, 2020 0 0 0 1,624 943 681 .581 [42][43]
Monty Williams Phoenix Suns Pacific Western May 3, 2019 73 34 39 .466 467 207 260 .443 [44][45]
Terry Stotts Portland Trail Blazers Northwest Western August 7, 2012 648 360 288 .556 931 475 456 .510 [46][47]
Luke Walton Sacramento Kings Pacific Western April 14, 2019 72 31 41 .431 318 129 189 .406 [48][49]
Gregg Popovich* San Antonio Spurs Southwest Western December 10, 1996 1,891 1,277 614 .675 1,891 1,277 614 .675 [50][51]
Nick Nurse* Toronto Raptors Atlantic Eastern June 14, 2018 154 111 43 .721 154 111 43 .721 [52][53]
Quin Snyder* Utah Jazz Northwest Western June 6, 2014 482 271 211 .562 482 271 211 .562 [54][55]
Scott Brooks Washington Wizards Southeast Eastern April 26, 2016 318 149 169 .469 863 487 376 .564 [56][57]

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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  2. ^ "Hawks Reach Agreement in Principle With Lloyd Pierce To Become Team's Head Coach". NBA.com. May 11, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
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  4. ^ "Celtics Hire Brad Stevens as Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 3, 2013. Archived from the original on August 6, 2020.
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  6. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Name Steve Nash as Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 3, 2020.
  7. ^ "Charlotte Hornets officially hire James Borrego as head coach". NBA.com. May 10, 2018.
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  9. ^ "Bulls Name Donvan Head Coach". NBA.com. September 22, 2020.
  10. ^ "Billy Donovan Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  11. ^ "John Beilein Resigns as Cavaliers Head Coach". NBA.com. February 19, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  12. ^ "J.B. Bickerstaff Coaching Record". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  13. ^ "Official release: Rick Carlisle named coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 9, 2008. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
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  15. ^ "Nuggets name Michael Malone new head coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 15, 2015. Archived from the original on October 25, 2015. Retrieved June 16, 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. Archived from the original on February 7, 2020.
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  21. ^ "Rockets Name Stephen Silas Head Coach". NBA.com. October 30, 2020. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  22. ^ "Pacers Hire Nate Bjorkgren As Head Coach". NBA.com. October 20, 2020. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  23. ^ "Clippers Name Tyronn Lue Head Coach". NBA.com. October 20, 2020. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
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  25. ^ "Lakers Announce Hiring of Frank Vogel as Head Coach". NBA.com. May 13, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  26. ^ "Frank Vogel Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  27. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies name Taylor Jenkins head coach". NBA.com. June 11, 2019. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  28. ^ "Taylor Jenkins Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  29. ^ "Riley Steps Down, Spoelstra Named Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 28, 2008. Archived from the original on August 18, 2020.
  30. ^ "Erik Spoelstra Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  31. ^ "Mike Budenholzer Named Head Coach Of The Milwaukee Bucks". NBA.com. May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  32. ^ "Mike Budenholzer Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  33. ^ "Timberwolves fire Thibodeau". NBA.com. January 6, 2019.
  34. ^ "Ryan Saunders Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  35. ^ "Pelicans name Stan Van Gundy head coach". NBA.com. October 22, 2020. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
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  37. ^ "New York Knicks Name Tom Thibodeau Head Coach". NBA.com. July 30, 2020. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  38. ^ "Tom Thibodeau Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  39. ^ "Thunder Names Mark Daigneault Head Coach". NBA.com. November 11, 2020. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  40. ^ "Steve Clifford agrees to 4-year deal to coach Orlando Magic". ESPN.com. May 30, 2018.
  41. ^ "Steve Clifford Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  42. ^ "Team Names Doc Rivers Head Coach". Philadelphia 76ers. October 3, 2020.
  43. ^ "Doc Rovers Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 3, 2020.
  44. ^ "Suns Agree to Terms with Monty Williams to Become New Head Coach". NBA.com. May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  45. ^ "Monty Williams Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  46. ^ "Trail Blazers hire Terry Stotts as head coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 7, 2012. Archived from the original on January 13, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  47. ^ "Terry Stotts Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  48. ^ "Kings Announce Luke Walton as Head Coach". NBA.com. April 14, 2019. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  49. ^ "Luke Walton Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  50. ^ "Star Center, New Coach Cannot Help the Spurs". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. December 11, 1996. Archived from the original on June 29, 2018.
  51. ^ "Gregg Popovich Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  52. ^ "Raptors Name Nick Nurse Head Coach". NBA.com. June 14, 2018.
  53. ^ "Nick Nurse Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  54. ^ "Utah Jazz Names Quin Snyder Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 6, 2014. Archived from the original on September 20, 2020.
  55. ^ "Quin Snyder Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  56. ^ "Wizards Hire Scott Brooks as Head Coach". monumentalsportsnetwork.com. April 26, 2016. Archived from the original on April 28, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  57. ^ "Scott Brooks Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2020.

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