NBA: The Longest Serving Head Coaches (Most Total Years)

Lenny Wilkens Coached 32 Seasons in the NBA, the Most Ever

Lenny Wilkens Coached 32 Seasons in the NBA, the Most Ever. Here He Is After Leading the 1978-79 Seattle SuperSonics to the Title

  HEAD COACH SEASONS FIRST LAST TEAMS COACHED TITLES
1. Lenny Wilkens 32 1969-70 2004-05 Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks 1
2. Don Nelson 31 1976-77 2009-10 Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, 0
3. Larry Brown 26 1976-77 2010-11 Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Charlotte Bobcats 1
3. Jerry Sloan 26 1979-80 2010-11 Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz 0
5. Bill Fitch 25 1970-71 1997-98 Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Clippers 1
5. George Karl 25 1984-85 2012-13 Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets 0
5. Dick Motta 25 1968-69 1996-97 Chicago Bulls, Washington Bullets, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets 1
8. Pat Riley 24 1981-82 2007-08 Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat 5
9. Rick Adelman 23 1988-89 present Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves 0
10. Gene Shue 22 1966-67 1988-89 Baltimore/Washington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers 0
11. Cotton Fitzsimmons 21 1970-71 1996-97 Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, Kansas City Kings, San Antonio Spurs 0
11. Jack Ramsay 21 1968-69 1988-89 Philadelphia 76ers, Buffalo Braves, Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers 1
13. Red Auerbach 20 1946-47 1965-66 Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Boston Celtics 9
13. Phil Jackson 20 1989-90 2010-11 Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers 11
15. Red Holzman 18 1953-54 1981-82 Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks, New York Knicks 2
15. John MacLeod 18 1973-74 1990-91 Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks 0
15. Gregg Popovich 18 1996-97 present San Antonio Spurs 4
18. Mike Dunleavy 17 1990-91 2009-10 Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers 0
18. Mike Fratello 17 1980-81 2006-07 Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies 0
18. Kevin Loughery 17 1972-73 1994-955 Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Washington Bullets, Miami Heat 0

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