The Best NBA Coaches Right Now

The Best NBA Coaches Right Now

10. Taylor Jenkins

– 2019 - present  – Team: Memphis Grizzlies – Highlights:  NBA D-League champion  (2012) – Under him, the Grizzlies completed in the top 10 at offensive and defensive rating this season. 

Taylor Jenkins

9. Mike Budenholzer

– 2018 - present  – Team: Milawkee Bucks – Highlights:  NBA Champion (2021) 2× NBA Coach of the Year (2015, 2019) 2× NBCA Coach of the Year (2019, 2020)  –  Mike sketched an incredible offense around Giannis ,which led him earning two consecutive MVP awards.

Mike Budenholzer

8. Ime Udoka

– 2021 - present  – Team: Boston Celtics – Highlights: N/A – Following a grisly start to the season, the Celtics had gone 24-5 in their last 29 games all credits aiming at Ime Udoka  for this historic turnaround. 

Ime Udoka

7. Nate McMillan

– 2021 - present  – Team: Atlanta Hawks – Highlights:  2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1994, 1995)

Nate McMillan

6. Steve Kerr

– 2014 - present  – Team: Golden State Warriors – Highlights:  4x NBA Champion (2015, 2017, 2018, 2022) , NBA Coach of the Year (2016)  – Kerr bears the record for the finest win percentage by any coach in NBA history.

Steve  Kerr

5. Michael Malone

– 2015 - present  – Team: Denver Nuggets – Highlights:  NBA All-Star Game head coach (2019) – The Nuggets are headed for the playoffs for the fourth straight season under his helm. 

Michael Malone

4. Erik Spoelstra

– 2008 - present  – Team: Miami Heat – Highlights:  2× NBA champion (2012, 2013) NBCA Co-Coach of the Year (2017)  –Spoelstra surprised the entire league last season when he led the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals despite being the No. 5 seed. 

Erik Spoelstra

3. Monty Williams

– 2019 - present  – Team: Phoenix Suns – Highlights:  NBA Coach of the Year (2022) 2× NBCA Coach of the Year (2021, 2022)  – This year, the Suns finished 64-18 as the best team in the league. 

Monty Williams

2. Nick Nurse

– 2018 - present  – Team: Toronto Raptors – Highlights:  NBA Champion (2019) , NBA Coach of the Year  (2020)  – A defensive genuis, Nick led the Toronto Raptors to their first title in franchise history in 2019.

Nick Nurse

1. Gregg Popovich

– 1996 - present  – Team: San Antonio Spurs – Highlights:  5x NBA Champion (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014) ; 3x Coach of the Year (2003, 2012, 2014)  – On March 11, Popovich led the Spurs to his 1,336th regular season victory.

Gregg Popovich