NBA Championships: Coaches That Have Won at Least One Title

This is the complete of NBA coaches with championships won.

Here you have the list with the 30 coaches that have won at least one NBA Championship. In 69 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 28 years (since 1986-87) only 10 coaches took the ring home: Jackson, Riley, Rudy Tomjanovic, Chuck Daly, Gregg Popovich, Larry Brown, Doc Rivers, Rick Carlisle, Erik Spoelstra and Steve Kerr.

NBA Coaches that have won Championships - Full list

Titles Coach
Team
/ Championships
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
5 Gregg Popovich
San Antonio Spurs
1998-99, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2013-14
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
1 Steve Kerr
Golden State Warriors
2014-15