10 Greatest Coaches in NBA history

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Template:ConstructionThe National Basketball Association (NBA) compiled a list of the Ten Greatest Coaches in NBA History as a part of the “NBA at 50” celebration in the 1996–97 season. The ten coaches were selected by sports journalists who regularly cover the NBA. The coaches were unranked in the original list.[1]

Voters

The following were the people selected to vote in the coaches.

List of coaches

Name NBA team(s) coached Career record Playoff appearances Championships Ref.
Red Auerbach Washington Capitols (1946–49), Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1949–50), Boston Celtics (1950–66) 938–479 (.662) 19 9
Chuck Daly Cleveland Cavaliers (1981–82), Detroit Pistons (1983–92), New Jersey Nets (1992–94), Orlando Magic (1997–99) 638-437 (.593) 12 2
Bill Fitch 944–1106(.460) 13 1
Red Holzman 696–604(.535) 10 2
Phil Jackson 1,155–485 (.704) 20 11
John Kundla 423–302 (.583) 10 5
Don Nelson 1,335–1,063(.557) 18 0
Jack Ramsey 864–783(.525) 16 1
Pat Riley 1,210-694(.636) 21 5
Lenny Wilkens 1,332–1,155 (.636) 20 1

References