Originally Posted by leemelone
Also I can't find it now but I read a blurb the other day pointing out that the VAST majority of championships over the past couple decades were won by coaches in their first NBA head coaching gigs. Like 80% type figures. The ones that weren't were basically Phil Jackson going back for seconds.
And the previously mentioned Kerr.
Ummm... Mavericks. That was Carlisle, wasn't it? But that wasn't his first go at HC. He was Indy before, no?
Heat, GSW, Dallas... oh, Pop! But, I mean... well, no, if that was his first HC gig, that was his first HC gig, so that certainly counts.
Interesting. Something to think about, definitely.
And like CP mentioned yesterday, the all-hailed PJax got his first start with the Bulls, and our own 80s star Pat Riley got his first crack at HC with that Showtime Lakers squad.