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Top 10 Coaches in NBA History

As selected in 1996 by members of the print and broadcast media who regularly covered the NBA.

10 Coaches

Coach From To G W L W/L% G W L W/L%
Red Auerbach 1947 1966 1417 938 479 .662 168 99 69 .589
Chuck Daly 1982 1999 1075 638 437 .593 126 75 51 .595
Bill Fitch 1971 1998 2050 944 1106 .460 109 55 54 .505
Red Holzman 1954 1982 1300 696 604 .535 105 58 47 .552
Phil Jackson 1990 2011 1640 1155 485 .704 333 229 104 .688
John Kundla 1949 1959 725 423 302 .583 95 60 35 .632
Don Nelson 1977 2010 2398 1335 1063 .557 166 75 91 .452
Jack Ramsay 1969 1989 1647 864 783 .525 102 44 58 .431
Pat Riley 1982 2008 1904 1210 694 .636 282 171 111 .606
Lenny Wilkens 1970 2005 2487 1332 1155 .536 178 80 98 .449