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Twolves88
05-12-2018, 01:29 PM
1. Greg Popovich- spurs
2. Brad Stevens- Celtics
3. Steve Kerr - GSW
4. Mike D'antoni- Rockets
5. Quin Snyder- Jazz
6. Doc Rivers- LAC
7. Nate Mcmillan- Pacers
8. Erik Spoelstra- Heat
9. Buldenhozer- Hawks
10. Terry Stotts- Portland
11. Tom thib- Twolves
12. Rick Carslie- mavs
13. Dave Joerger- Kings
14. Stan Van Gundy- Pistons
15. Tyronne Lue- Cavs
16. Dwane Casey- Raptors
17. Luke Walton- Lakers
18. Alvin Gentry- Pelicans
19. Michael Malone- Nuggets
20. Brett Brown- 76ers
21. Billy Donovan- Thunder
22. Fred Hoiberg- Bulls
23. Kenny Atkinsons- Nets
24. Scott Brooks- Wizards
25. Frank Vogel- Orlando
26. Jeff Hornacek- NY Knicks
27. J Bickerstaff - Memphis
28. Steve Cliffort Hornets
29. Joe Prunty- Bucks
30. Jay Triano- PHX

rhino17
05-12-2018, 01:52 PM
Doc River is among the worst, not the best

The elite group imo
1) Greg Popovich
2) Brad Stevens
3) Steve Kerr
4) Quin Snyder

Chronz
05-12-2018, 02:42 PM
Are we certain thibs is still up there

FlashBolt
05-12-2018, 02:44 PM
Are we certain thibs is still up there

Inability to develop Wiggins, KAT into a defensive beast in the same way Noah was for the Bulls, and overplaying his players to where they have to sit ASG's to rest is a huge negative on his coaching career. I honestly think Thibs is ruining his players later on their career.

Rose fell quick out of his prime.
Noah was still young and got injured.
Deng was a very good player and got injured.
Jimmy Butler's been getting injured lately.

It's only a matter of time for KAT. Wiggins just stands so he doesn't do anything anyways.

mngopher35
05-12-2018, 02:48 PM
Are we certain thibs is still up there

Not in the top half of the league

mike_noodles
05-12-2018, 03:16 PM
I feel like Brett Brown should be higher, he deserves some credit.

aman_13
05-12-2018, 03:25 PM
I feel like Brett Brown should be higher, he deserves some credit.

He's so underappreciated and fans feel that he's the reason they lost when their leading ball handler can't shoot at all.

bootsy
05-12-2018, 03:25 PM
Lol at Brett Brown being 20. This is terrible.

mngopher35
05-12-2018, 03:26 PM
I feel like Brett Brown should be higher, he deserves some credit.

Agreed. I think Carlisle is probably top 10 as well and as mentioned Thibs should drop way more.

It's really tough to make a list of coaches though imo, moreso than judging players

Twolves88
05-12-2018, 03:55 PM
Agreed. I think Carlisle is probably top 10 as well and as mentioned Thibs should drop way more.

It's really tough to make a list of coaches though imo, moreso than judging players

I put Brown lower on the list and he could come up next season. To me coaches that have a established winning record are prioritized over potential single one and done coaches. If you disagree feel free to try making a list yourself. It's really not easy at all.

mngopher35
05-12-2018, 04:45 PM
Agreed. I think Carlisle is probably top 10 as well and as mentioned Thibs should drop way more.

It's really tough to make a list of coaches though imo, moreso than judging players

I put Brown lower on the list and he could come up next season. To me coaches that have a established winning record are prioritized over potential single one and done coaches. If you disagree feel free to try making a list yourself. It's really not easy at all.

I agree, like I said judging coaches is harder IMO

I feel like Walton over him goes against that reasoning though when it comes to Browns ranking. Overall him higher and thibs lower stood out as a couple guys I would have different for sure but thought the list was solid.

mrblisterdundee
05-13-2018, 11:14 PM
This season:
1. Greg Popovich
2. Brad Stevens
3. Quinn Snyder
4. Erik Spoelstra
5. Steve Kerr

AntiG
05-15-2018, 04:48 PM
Brad Stevens is the best in the league right now. Pop has the hardware, but the past few years have been all Stevens, the guy is as brilliant a coach as I've ever seen.

Oakmont_4
05-15-2018, 05:50 PM
1. Greg Popovich- spurs
2. Brad Stevens- Celtics

I have to say they're about 1a and 1b right now. The only thing putting Pop ahead of Stevens right now is his hardware. BUT what exactly is Pop without a top 5 NBA player? We don't know because he's never had that situation until this season when he had Kawhi for only 9 games. What product did he put out? A 7th ranked team in the West and a quick round 1 exit. I would say Stevens had a worse roster in 2015 and yielded the same results (8th seed and swept by CLE round 1). They're on even ground right now as far as I'm concerned with Stevens ready to leap Pop in the very near future.


3. Steve Kerr - GSW
4. Mike D'antoni- Rockets

Obvious next 2. I agree here.


5. Quin Snyder- Jazz
6. Doc Rivers- LAC
7. Nate Mcmillan- Pacers
8. Erik Spoelstra- Heat
9. Buldenhozer- Hawks
10. Terry Stotts- Portland

Here's where I start to disagree. Snyder definitely at #5. He's done an amazing job out there in Utah. Doc can't be this high. He has 1 championship in BOS with 3 HOF players on his roster. His teams underperformed until the big 3 fell apart to old age. He then goes to LAC where he lands in a fantastic spot, and once again underperforms. Oddly enough this season has been his best coaching job post Griffin trade. Keeping a roster full of average to slightly above average NBA player in competition for a playoff spot - only to once again fall short. I have him at #10. Spoelstra jumps up to #6. McMillen 7 (good), Buldenhozer 8, Stotts 10.



11. Tom thib- Twolves
12. Rick Carslie- mavs
13. Dave Joerger- Kings
14. Stan Van Gundy- Pistons
15. Tyronne Lue- Cavs

Dwane Casey has to be in this grouping. I have him at #11. Brett Brown #12. SVG #13. Gentry #14. Thibs #15. I can't put Thibs any higher than this. He just abuses his players. He gets results because he's defense focused and generally has good rosters - until they fall apart because he worked them to death and their careers start falling apart early. He does get results though so I can't drop him too low.


16. Dwane Casey- Raptors
17. Luke Walton- Lakers
18. Alvin Gentry- Pelicans
19. Michael Malone- Nuggets
20. Brett Brown- 76ers

Here I'm going Walton #16 (on the rise). Malone #17. Carslie #18. Joerger #19. Lue #20. Lue's numbers are great but let's face it, anyones would be with LeBron James on their roster. Lue is nothing more than a face and a place holder (because player coaches aren't a thing).



21. Billy Donovan- Thunder
22. Fred Hoiberg- Bulls
23. Kenny Atkinsons- Nets
24. Scott Brooks- Wizards
25. Frank Vogel- Orlando
26. Jeff Hornacek- NY Knicks
27. J Bickerstaff - Memphis
28. Steve Cliffort Hornets
29. Joe Prunty- Bucks
30. Jay Triano- PHX

Atkinson I like but still needs to prove himself. The rest just flat out aren't great. Rank them however you want.

For the record. I would have J Kidd ranked top 20. The Bucks screwed the pooch with that one.

warfelg
05-15-2018, 07:16 PM
I have to say they're about 1a and 1b right now. The only thing putting Pop ahead of Stevens right now is his hardware. BUT what exactly is Pop without a top 5 NBA player? We don't know because he's never had that situation until this season when he had Kawhi for only 9 games. What product did he put out? A 7th ranked team in the West and a quick round 1 exit. I would say Stevens had a worse roster in 2015 and yielded the same results (8th seed and swept by CLE round 1). They're on even ground right now as far as I'm concerned with Stevens ready to leap Pop in the very near future.

He won a ring past TD/Parker/Manu's prime, before Kawhi was a top 5 player.

kobe4thewinbang
05-15-2018, 09:22 PM
Brad Stevens, Celtics
Steve Kerr, Warriors
Greg Popovich, Spurs
Quin Synder, Jazz
Tyronne Lue, Cavaliers
Mike D'antoni, Rockets
Alvin Gentry, Pelicans
Brett Brown, 76ers
Nate McMillan, Pacers
Erik Spoelstra, Heat
Tom Thibodeau, Timberwolves
Scott Brooks, Wizards
Terry Stotts, Trailblazers
Michael Malone, Nuggets
Billy Donovan, Thunder
Doc Rivers, Clippers
Rick Carlisle, Mavericks
Luke Walton, Lakers
Kenny Atkinsons, Nets
Fred Hoiberg, Bulls
Dave Joerger, Kings
J Bickerstaff, Memphis

Not going to rank interim coaches or fired coaches for obvious reasons.
I factored playoff success, season success and team stability into it as well.