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Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr among 15 Greatest Coaches in NBA History

NBA PR: The NBA today unveiled the 15 Greatest Coaches in NBA History as part of the continuing celebration of the league’s 75th Anniversary Season. The list was selected by a panel of 43 current & former NBA head coaches in collaboration with the National Basketball Coaches Association.

The legendary Marv Albert was the voice of the Knicks when they won their NBA championships in 1970 and ‘73. Red Holzman’s Willis Reed-Clyde Frazier teams remain the gold standard. That’s the way it is when Knicks fans find themselves trying to scratch a 48-year itch. “They appreciate good defense, and they appreciate good passing,” Albert said. “That era was so popular because of the way they’d swing the ball, which is what Golden State did through their championship years. Steve Kerr believed in that, and so did (Spurs coach Gregg) Popovich. Those Knicks teams were very smart. Red had five coaches on the floor, basically.”
Tim Reynolds: Most NBA coaching wins with one franchise, including playoffs: 1. Gregg Popovich, Spurs, 1,450 2. Jerry Sloan, Jazz, 1,223 3. Red Auerbach, Celtics, 885 4. Phil Jackson, Lakers, 728 5. Red Holzman, Knicks, 667 6. Phil Jackson, Bulls, 656 7. Erik Spoelstra, Heat, 655