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Rank of NBA Coaches as Players

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by MarioElie17, May 31, 2015.

  1. MarioElie17

    MarioElie17 Member

    Mar 27, 2013
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    I am quite bored, so I decided to make this list.

    Played in NBA
    1. Kevin McHale (3x NBA Champion, 7x NBA All Star)
    2. Jason Kidd (1x NBA Champion, 10x NBA All Star)
    3. Jeff Horancek (1x NBA All Star)
    4. Byron Scott (3x NBA Champion)
    5. Doc Rivers (1x NBA All Star)
    6. Lionel Hollins (1x NBA Champion, 1x NBA All Star)
    7. Derek Fisher (5x NBA Champion)
    8. Scott Skiles
    9. Steve Kerr (5x NBA Champion)
    10. Randy Whittman
    11. Rick Carlisile (1x NBA Champion)
    12. George Karl - Played for the Spurs in ABA and NBA
    13. Billy Donovan - Played 1 year for the Knicks

    Didn't Played in NBA, but played Division I Basketball or Professionally Abroad
    14. Terry Stott - Played at University of Oklahoma (Division I), Drafted by Rockets, Played professionally in CBA, Italy, Spain, France
    15. Quinn Synder - Played at Duke University
    16. Dwane Casey - Played at University of Kentucky (Division I), won NCAA Championship
    17. David Blatt - Played at Princeton University (Division I), Played professionally in Israel
    18. Eric Spoelstra - Played at University of Portland (Division I), Played professionally in Germany
    19. Greg Popovich - Played at Air Force (Division I)
    20. Flip Saunders - Played at University of Minnesota (Division I)
    21. Brett Brown - Played at Boston University (Division I)
    22. Alvin Gentry - Played at Appalachian State University (Division I)

    Played Division II or below
    23. Mike Budenholzer - Played at Ponona College (Division III) Played professionally in Denmark
    24. Dave Joerger - Played at Moorhead State (Division II)
    25. Steve Clifford - Played college basketball at University of Maine at Farmington (Division III)
    26. Brad Stevens - Played college basketball at DePauw University (Division III)
    27. Stan Van Gundy - Played college basketball at State University of New York at Brockport (Division III)
    28. Frank Vogel - Played college basketball at Juniata College (Division III)

    Didn't do Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets.

    Just to note, Scott Brooks would have probably been around 11th on the list. Monty Williams also around 11th. Jacque Vaughn around 11th also. Brian Shaw around 9th or 10th. Tyrone Corbin around 8th or 9th. Mike Malone played Division I. Thibodeau played Division III.
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  2. napalm06

    napalm06 Spirit of Boki
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    Sep 30, 2008
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    Pretty interesting - I had no idea that about half of these guys played at all. Shows what I know.
  3. JayGoogle

    JayGoogle Member

    Nov 3, 2007
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