The NBA’s Greatest Head Coaches Made The Job Look Easy

Basketball | 6/12/20

The career of an NBA coach can be tumultuous. Depending on the talent provided, someone like Steve Kerr could go from leading a team to the NBA Finals to a top ten lottery pick in the span of one season. Then again, in his first five seasons in the NBA, Kerr won three NBA Championships, instantly putting him in the conversation as one of the greatest coaches of all-time. The question is, does the team make the man, or does the man make the team? These are the greatest NBA head coaches of all-time and how they elevated the talent around them. Note: Some win-loss records shown in this article may have changed since the time of this writing.

Steve Kerr Turned The Warriors Into A Dynasty

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By the time Steve Kerr was hired as the head coach of the Golden States Warriors, they were already a playoff team. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were established as the “Splash Brothers,” but there was still an ingredient missing.

After dismissing head coach Mark Jackson, Kerr was brought in as the final piece of the championship puzzle. Since then, he has gone 322-108 in the regular season and 77-22 in the playoffs. The Warriors also appeared in five straight NBA Finals, winning three times. Injuries to Curry and Thompson, as well as the departure of Kevin Durant, muddled the 2019/20 season, but Kerr and the Warriors should bounce back without any problems.