Jackson, Popovich, Rivers, Adelman, Brown: Who Is the Best Coach in the NBA?

November 7th, 2010 by Jeff Keys Leave a reply »
When considering the best coach currently in the NBA, the names I listed in the title come to mind. Some would argue Doug Collins or Paul Westphal, two names I wouldn't have immediately thought of due to my age.  All of these coaches have had their moments of success.  But how do we define "the best coach?"  

By "best," I mean the best, not the best to play for. From what one hears, many players say that they love playing basketball for Mike D'Antoni. I'm a Knicks fan (yes, I get made fun of by my friends), and I would love to play for D'Antoni, too.  Think about it.  You get to run and shoot all day, and play minimal defense, if any.  But if D'Antoni were the best, wouldn't he have a somewhat better record with the Knicks the past two years? 

Is the "best" coach based upon the number of championships won?  Is it based upon the number of times a coach has taken his team to the playoffs?  Do we factor in the best winning percentage?  All of these are valid, but I don't feel any one of them determines the best coach.  And I definitely do not believe it is the coach with the most champio ...

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