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NBA Championships: Coaches That Have Won at Least One Title

This is the complete of NBA coaches with championships won.

NBA Champions
Coaches with NBA Titles


Here you have the list with the 29 coaches that have won at least one NBA Championship. In 65 editions only 12 coaches have won more than one. By winning his 10th championship in 2009, Phil Jackson broke the tie with Red Auerbach for the winningest coach in NBA history.

Phil Jackson, Alex Hannum and Pat Riley are the only coaches that won titles with two different teams.

In the last 26 years (since 1986-87) only 9 coaches took the ring home: Jackson, Riley, Rudy Tomjanovic, Chuck Daly, Gregg Popovich, Larry Brown, Doc Rivers, Rick Carlisle and Erik Spoelstra

NBA Coaches that have won Championships - Full list
Titles Coach Team Championship
11 Phil Jackson Chicago Bulls 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98
L.A. Lakers 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2009-10
9 Red Auerbach Boston Celtics 1956-57, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66
5 Pat Riley L.A. Lakers 1981-82, 1984-85, 1986-87 1987-88
Miami Heat 2005-06
5 John Kundla Minneapolis Lakers
(now L.A. Lakers)
1948-49, 1949-50, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54
4 Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs 1998-99, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07
2 Bill Russell Boston Celtics 1967-68, 1968-69
2 Red Holzman New York Knicks 1969-70, 1972-73
2 Tom Heinsohn Boston Celtics 1973-74, 1975-76
2 K. C. Jones Boston Celtics 1983-84, 1985-86
2 Chuck Daly Detroit Pistons 1988-89, 1989-90
2 Rudy Tomjanovich Houston Rockets 1993-94, 1994-95
2 Erik Spoelstra Miami Heat 2011-12, 2012-13
2 Alex Hannum St. Louis Hawks
(now Atlanta Hawks)
1957-58
    Philadelphia 76ers 1966-67
1 Eddie Gottlieb Philadelphia Warriors
(now Golden St. Warriors)
1946-47
1 Buddy Jeannette Baltimore Bullets
(defunct franchise)
1947-48
1 Les Harrison Rochester Royals
(now Sacramento Kings)
1950-51
1 Al Cervi Syracuse Nationals
(now Philadelphia 76ers)
1954-55
1 George Senesky Philadelphia Warriors
(now Golden St. Warriors)
1955-56
1 Larry Costello Milwaukee Bucks 1970-71
1 Bill Sharman L.A. Lakers 1971-72
1 Al Attles Golden State Warriors 1974-75
1 Jack Ramsay Portland Trailblazers 1976-77
1 Dick Motta Washington Bullets
(now Washington Wizards)
1977-78
1 Lenny Wilkens Seattle Supersonics 1978-79
1 Paul Westhead L.A. Lakers 1979-80
1 Bill Fitch Boston Celtics 1980-81
1 Billy Cunningham Philadelphia 76ers 1982-83
1 Larry Brown Detroit Pistons 2003-04
1 Doc Rivers Boston Celtics 2007-08
1 Rick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks 2010-11
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