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Oct 30, 2014

2014-15 NBA Head Coaches

There are only five coaches in the NBA in the 2014-15 season who have been with their clubs for five or more years. There are eight head coaches who are starting the 2014-15 NBA season with a new team and four of them have no previous NBA coaching experience. The longest tenured coach in the league is Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, heading into his 19th season with the team.

Gregg Popovich

There are only five coaches in the NBA in the 2014-15 season who have been with their clubs for five or more years. There are eight head coaches who are starting the 2014-15 NBA season with a new team and four of them have no previous NBA coaching experience. The longest tenured coach in the league is Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, heading into his 19th season with the team.

 

 

Atlanta Hawks

Mike Budenholzer
Mike Budenholzer

Holbrook, Arizona

VITALS

  • AGE
    42
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    2
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    2

NOTES

Spent 17 seasons under Gregg Popovich as assistant coach of Spurs...Won four NBA Titles with Spurs (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007)...Attended Pomona College

Boston Celtics

Brad Stevens
Brad Stevens

Indianapolis

VITALS

  • AGE
    38
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    2
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    2

NOTES

Spent six seasons as head coach of Butler Bulldogs...Took the team to the NCAA Tournament in five of those seasons...reached NCAA Tournament Final in 2010 and 2011

Brooklyn Nets

Lionel Hollins
Lionel Hollins

Arkansas City, Kansas

VITALS

  • AGE
    61
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    1
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    7

NOTES

Was head coach of Grizzlies on three separate occasions (1999, 2004, 2008-13)...Taken sixth overall in 1975 NBA Draft by Trail Blazers...Spent 10 seasons in NBA as a player with Blazers, Sixers, Clippers, Pistons and Rockets, winning an NBA Title in 1977

Charlotte Hornets

Steve Clifford
Steve Clifford

Lincoln, Maine

VITALS

  • AGE
    53
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    2
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    2

NOTES

Spent 12 years in the NBA as an assistant coach with Knicks, Rockets, Magic and Lakers...Was advance scout for Knicks for one season in 2000 before being asked to join the team's coaching staff by Jeff Van Gundy...finished last April at 7-1 to help Charlotte reach only second post-season in franchise history

 

Chicago Bulls

Tom Thibodeau
Tom Thibodeau

New Britain, Connecticut

VITALS

  • AGE
    56
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    5
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    5

NOTES

Spent 21 seasons as an assistant coach with the Timberwolves, Spurs, Sixers, Knicks, Rockets and Celtics...Won 2008 NBA Title as an assistant with Celtics under Doc Rivers...named 2011 NBA Coach of the Year

 

Cleveland Cavaliers

David Blatt
David Blatt

Boston

VITALS

  • AGE
    55
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    1
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    1

NOTES

Started at point guard for Princeton (1978-1981)...Was five-time Israeli League champion as coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv...Won Italian League championship in 2006 with Benetton Treviso...Reigning Euroleague Coach of the Year (Maccabi Tel Aviv)

 

Dallas Mavericks

Rick Carlisle
Rick Carlisle

Ogdensburg, New York

VITALS

  • AGE
    55
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    7
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    14

NOTES

Spent six seasons in the NBA with the Celtics, Knicks and Nets...Won the NBA Title with Celtics in 1986...Named 2002 NBA Coach of the Year with Pistons...Won 2011 NBA Title as coach of Mavericks

 

Denver Nuggets

Brian Shaw
Brian Shaw

Oakland

VITALS

  • AGE
    48
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    2
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    2

NOTES

Played 13 seasons in the NBA with the Celtics, Heat, Magic, Warriors, Sixers, Blazers and Lakers...Won a gold medal with USA Basketball in the 1986 FIBA World Championship in Spain...Won five NBA Titles with Lakers, three as a player (2000-2002) and two more as assistant coach (2009-2010)

Detroit Pistons

Stan Van Gundy
Stan Van Gundy

Indio, California

VITALS

  • AGE
    55
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    1
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    9

NOTES

Spent eight years as assistant coach under Pat Riley...Turned down offer to coach Pacers in 2007...Reached 2009 NBA Finals as coach of Magic

Golden State Warriors

Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr

Los Angeles

VITALS

  • AGE
    49
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    1
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    1

NOTES

Spent 16 seasons in the NBA with the Suns, Cavs, Magic, Bulls, Spurs and Blazers...Won five NBA Titles with Bulls (1996-199) and Spurs (2003)...Was general manager of the Suns for three seasons (2007-2010)

 

Houston Rockets

Kevin McHale
Kevin McHale

Hibbing, Minnesota

VITALS

  • AGE
    56
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    4
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    6
Drafted third overall in 1980 NBA Draft and spent 13 seasons with the team...won three NBA Titles with Celtics (1981, 1984, 1986)...became Timberwolves GM in 1995 and used first-round pick that summer to draft Kevin Garnett

 

Indiana Pacers

Frank Vogel
Frank Vogel

Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

VITALS

  • AGE
    41
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    5
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    5

NOTES

Served as student manager at Kentucky under Rick Pitino in 1994-1995...Spent 11 years as an assistant coach with Celtics, Sixers and Pacers...Coached the Eastern Conference in 2014 NBA All-Star Game

Los Angeles Clippers

Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers

Chicago

VITALS

  • AGE
    53
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    2
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    16

NOTES

Drafted 31st overall in the 1983 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks...Played 15 seasons in the NBA with the Hawks, Clippers, Knicks and Spurs...Was named to the All-Star team in 1988...Won the 2008 NBA Title as coach of the Celtics

Los Angeles Lakers

Byron Scott
Byron Scott

Ogden, Utah

VITALS

  • AGE
    53
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    1
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    14

NOTES

Spent 14 seasons in the NBA with Lakers, Pacers and Grizzlies...Won three NBA Titles as member of the Lakers (1985, 1987-1988)...Named 2008 NBA Coach of the Year with Hornets

Memphis Grizzlies

Dave Joerger
Dave Joerger

Staples, Minnesota

VITALS

  • AGE
    40
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    2
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    2

NOTES

Won 2001 IBA championship as coach of the Dakota Wizards...Won the 2007 NBA D-League championship as coach of the Dakota Wizards...spent six seasons as assistant coach with Grizzlies before assuming head coaching role in 2013...

Miami Heat

Erik Spoelstra
Erik Spoelstra

Evanston, Illinois

VITALS

  • AGE
    43
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    7
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    7

NOTES

Spent 11 years as Heat assistant coach under Pat Riley...Became first ever Asian-American head coach with appointment to Heat in 2008...Appeared in last four NBA Finals with Heat, winning NBA Title twice (2012-2013)

Milwaukee Bucks

Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd

San Francisco

VITALS

  • AGE
    41
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    1
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    2

NOTES

Taken second overall by Mavericks in the 1994 NBA Draft...Spent 19 seasons in the NBA with the Mavericks, Suns, Nets and Knicks...was named an All-Star 10 times...won 2011 NBA Title as member of the Mavericks

Minnesota Timberwolves

Flip Saunders
Flip Saunders

Cleveland

VITALS

  • AGE
    59
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    1
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    17

NOTES

His teams have only missed the playoffs five times in his 16 years in the NBA...Coached the Western Conference at the 2004 NBA All-Star Game...Coached the Eastern Conference at the 2006 NBA All-Star Game.

New Orleans Pelicans

Monty Williams
Monty Williams

Fredericksburg, Virginia

VITALS

  • AGE
    43
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    5
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    5

NOTES

Taken 24th overall by Knicks in 1994 NBA Draft out of Notre Dame...Retired in 2003 after chronic knee issues...Played nine seasons in NBA with Knicks, Spurs, Magic, Nuggets and Sixers

New York Knicks

Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher

Little Rock, Arkansas

VITALS

  • AGE
    40
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    1
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    1

NOTES

Taken 24th overall by the Lakers in the 1996 NBA Draft...Played 18 seasons in NBA with Lakers, Warriors, Jazz, Thunder and Mavericks...Won five NBA Titles as member of Lakers (2000-2002, 2009-2010)

Oklahoma City Thunder

Scott Brooks
Scott Brooks

French Camp, California

VITALS

  • AGE
    49
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    7
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    7

NOTES

Played 10 seasons in the NBA with the Sixers, Timberwolves, Rockets, Mavericks, Knicks and Cavs...Won 1994 NBA Title with Rockets...Was named 2010 NBA Coach of the Year

Orlando Magic

James Borrego
James Borrego*

Albuquerque, New Mexico

VITALS

  • AGE
    36
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    1
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    1

NOTES

Named interim head coach upon the firing of Jacque Vaughn on February 6, 2015...spent the past three seasons with the Magic as an assistant...won two NBA Titles (2005 and 2007) as an assistant coach with the Spurs.

Philadelphia 76ers

Brett Brown
Brett Brown

South Portland, Maine

VITALS

  • AGE
    53
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    2
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    2

NOTES

Was the head coach of the Australian national team from 2009 to 2012...Spent 11 seasons with the Spurs organization, including six as an assistant coach...Won the 2007 NBA Title as assistant with the Spurs

Phoenix Suns

Jeff Hornacek
Jeff Hornacek

Elmhurst, Illinois

VITALS

  • AGE
    51
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    2
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    2

NOTES

Taken 46th overall by Suns in 1986 NBA Draft out of Iowa State...Spent 14 seasons in the NBA with Suns, Sixers and Jazz...Named an All-Star in 1992...Spent two seasons as assistant coach with Jazz (2011-13)...Had number (14) retired by Jazz

Portland Trail Blazers

Terry Stotts
Terry Stotts

Cedar Falls, Iowa

VITALS

  • AGE
    56
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    3
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    7

NOTES

Taken 38th overall in 1980 NBA Draft by the Rockets, but never played in NBA...Has spent 15 seasons as an assistant coach in the NBA with Sonics, Bucks, Warriors and Mavericks...Won 2011 NBA Title as assistant coach with Mavericks

Sacramento Kings

Tyrone Corbin
Tyrone Corbin (Interim)

Columbia, South Carolina

VITALS

  • AGE
    51
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    1
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    4

NOTES

Drafted 35th overall in 1985 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs out of DePaul...spent 16 seasons in the NBA with the Spurs, Cavaliers, Suns, T-Wolves, Jazz, Hawks, Heat, Kings and Raptors...After seven seasons as an assistant, served as head coach of Jazz for three seasons

San Antonio Spurs

Gregg Popovich
Gregg Popovich

East Chicago, Indiana

VITALS

  • AGE
    65
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    19
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    19

NOTES

Longest tenured coach in the big four sports...Spent four seasons as an assitant coach with Spurs and Warriors before taking Spurs post...Was named NBA Coach of the Year three times (2003, 2012, 2014)...Won NBA Title five times as coach of Spurs (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)

Toronto Raptors

Dwane Casey
Dwane Casey

Indianapolis

VITALS

  • AGE
    57
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    4
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    6

NOTES

Helped coach Japan in 1998 FIBA World Championship...Spent 11 seasons as assistant coach with Sonics...Won 2011 NBA Title as assistant coach with Mavericks

Utah Jazz

Quin Snyder
Quin Snyder

Mercer Island, Washington

VITALS

  • AGE
    48
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    1
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    1

NOTES

Reached Final Four three times as member of Duke Blue Devils (1986, 1988-1989)...Was assistant coach to Mike Krzyzewski at Duke for two NCAA Tournament Finals appearances (1994, 1999)...Spent four seasons as assistant coach with Clippers, Sixers, Lakers and Hawks

Washington Wizards

Randy Wittman
Randy Wittman

Indianapolis

VITALS

  • AGE
    55
  • YEARS WITH TEAM
    4
  • NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE
    9

NOTES

Drafted 22nd overall by the Bullets in the 1983 NBA Draft out of Indiana...Won the 1981 NCAA Tournament with the Hoosiers...Spent nine seasons in the NBA with Hawks, Kings and Pacers...Spent 14 seasons as an assistant coach with Pacers, Mavericks, Timberwolves and Wizards
* - Interim