The NBA continues to celebrate its 75th anniversary season. On Tuesday evening, the league announced the 15 best coaches in NBA history. The selection was made by a panel of judges drawn from all 30 current NBA coaches as well as a number of former coaches.
The 15 honorees have collectively won more than 14,000 regular season games, guided teams to 45 NBA championships and received 16 NBA Coach of the Year awards in more than 300 seasons as head coaches.
The only two coaches on this list who have not won an NBA championship are Jerry Sloan and Don Nelson. Both have won more games than lost and established a winning culture in both situations.
Gregg Popovich is the longest-serving coach on this list. He has been with the San Antonio Spurs since 1996. During that time, Popovich has won 5 NBA championships. Two names that might surprise you on this list are Erik Spoelstra and Steve Kerr. Both have won numerous NBA championships with a stacked roster, but Spoelstra has led the Miami Heat back to the NBA Finals without LeBron James and Dwayne Wade. Kerr gets credit for leading the Golden State Warriors to three NBA championships and an NBA best record of 73-9.