Who are the top ten current head coaches in the NBA.
My top ten in a rough order: Gregg Pop, Doc Rivers, George Karl, Rick Adelman, Tom Thibs, Rick Carlisle, Kevin McHale, Frank Vogel, Erik Spoelstra, Scott Brooks, Lionel Hollins.
Monty Williams would be on my list.
Good list I think but as jmarg said Monty Williams should be at least considered over Vogel or McHale maybe.
Avery Johnson could also be an option considering what he did at Dallas. Remebering he hasn't until very recently been given a lot to work with at the Nets. I think this season he'll seal his place in that list, or vice versa.
A top 10 for coaches is pretty tough. I'd rank Popovich, Thibadeu, and Rivers as my top 3 coaches. Beyond that it's tough to decide who's better than who.
Exactly my top 3. George Karl next after that I have no idea
1. Gregg Popovich
2. Doc Rivers
3. George Karl
4. Rick Adelman
5. Rick Carlisle
Other than these five, I really don't care.
don't forget about doug collins
Top 10 coaches
1. Gregg Popovich
2. Doc Rivers
3. Tom Thibs
4. George Karl
5. Rick Adelman
6. Scott Brooks
7. Rick Carlisle
8. Frank Vogel
9. Lionel Hollins
10. Monty Williams
1- KING RILEY!!!!!!!!!!!! and spo. IT IS ALL PLANNED BY MR. KING RILEY. everything. EVERYTHING. believe or not pat is the coach. he designed the heat's offense, the team...He hand picked every player, way back from bosh > amare or boozer.
im willing to say that HE told wade to say on national tv, that the heat needed "a battier type of guy" last year. battier is (heat owner) micky arison's sons friend... this year he told lebron to twitter about ray allen.... re-united mike miller with haslem. he gave joel anthony a chance etc etc....he was there in work outs, giving speeches, encouraging the young, solving teams problems.
You complain about how you are always negged, but then you make posts like this? I dont see the logic
It's a shame Erik Spoelstra will probably win at least 3 championships and won't get a sniff of EVER being a top coach in the NBA.
because he's not. he's a workaholic who follows the leader very carefully and does not break the rules. the dude is working all the time and lives to work for the game. i read back in the days when he was a film analyzer he loved dedicating extra time for film sessions.
he is not very creative with his mid-game adjustment, something we saw him fail against dallas.
Eh a little bit iffy to put kevin mchale in that list. he had trouble managing some of his players last year like the tension between kyle lowry and him.
1) Coach Pop
2) Doc Rivers
4) Doug Collins
5) George Carl
6) Rick Adelman
7) Rick Carlisle
8) Monty Williams
9) Frank Vogel
10) Scott Brooks
In no specific order my top ten would probably be:
Popovich, George Karl, Scott Brooks, Thibs, Doc Rivers, Doug Collins, Monty Williams, Rick Adelman, Nate Mcmillan, Stan Van Gundy.
Honorable mention: Brian Shaw - someones gotta give him a chance!
I think Tom Thibodeau is a tough nosed coach and has some great qualities, but he's not very good at making adjustments in my opinion.
Obviously, losing Derrick Rose hurts you. Joakim Noah going down with an injury didn't help. However, he was outcoached by Doug Collins in a lot of ways. Collins made some key adjustments once Rose got hurt and Thibodeau never had a response.
I think he's a top ten coach, just not inside the top five. Obviously, Poppovich and Rivers are at the top. Then you have to look at experience with Karl and Adelman.
I decided to put Carlisle in the top five due to the adjustments he made last season. He outcoached everybody and the adjustments he made each round were phenomenal. He put on a coaching clinic in the NBA Finals.