NBA coaches, listing their team, coaching record and college they attended, updated as of June 28, 2008 with records through the entire 2007-08 season and playoffs. Seasons Coached means full or partial total seasons the NBA coaches have spent as a head NBA coach.
NEED A HEAD COACH: (As of June 28, 2008, these are guys InsideHoops.com notices are either jobless or an assistant and not a head coach) -- Tom Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy, Mike Fratello, Dwane Casey, Terry Stotts, Brian Hill, Paul Silas, Eric Musselman, Bob Hill, Lenny Wilkens, Sam Vincent, Avery Johnson, Flip Saunders.
Also (below): InsideHoops.com NBA Coach Rankings.
NBA COACH RANKINGS
InsideHoops.com ranks the best NBA coaches in the league who currently have a head coaching job. We're factoring both past and fairly recent history as well as last season's results into the mix. Updated June 28, 2008.
1) Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs: Pop gets the absolute best production from every player on his team, and is a master of developing team chemistry.
2) Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers: The triangle offense and Jackson's coaching gets the most out of his roster almost every season.
3) Jerry Sloan, Utah Jazz: Sloan's teams are always a walking textbook on playing basketball the right way.
4) Rick Adelman, Houston Rockets: The Adelman effect took a little while to kick in with the Rockets but once it did he got the most out of that roster.
5) Doc Rivers, Boston Celtics: Didn't do it on his own, though. He has to split this award with Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau.