kimball

NBA head coaches as players ...

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I was thinking of the number of NBA coaches -- past and present -- that also played in the league, some more obscure as others. Just thought this could be a fun thread to have for basketball junkies out there ...

 

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Magic Johnson

Los Angeles Lakers (1994).

 

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Bryon Scott

New Jersey Nets (2000-04)

New Orleans Hornets (2004-2009)

Cleveland Cavaliers (2010-2013)

Los Angeles Lakers (2014-2016)

 

 

 

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George Karl

 

 

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Avery Johnson

 

 

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Monty Williams

 

 

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Vinny Del Negro

 

 

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Terry Porter

 

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Kevin McHale

Tyrone Corbin

Dave Cowens

 

 

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3 hours ago, kimball said:

I was thinking of the number of NBA coaches -- past and present -- that also played in the league, some more obscure as others. Just thought this could be a fun thread to have for basketball junkies out there ...

 

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Magic Johnson

Los Angeles Lakers (1994).

 

Scott.png

Bryon Scott

New Jersey Nets (2000-04)

New Orleans Hornets (2004-2009)

Cleveland Cavaliers (2010-2013)

Los Angeles Lakers (2014-2016)

 

 

 

At first I didn't realize you were listing the timelines of their coaching careers...regardless, I somehow never knew before this post that Magic Johnson had been a head coach at any point in time. So, thank you for that tidbit of knowledge.

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3 hours ago, VDizzle12 said:

Tyronn Lue:

 

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I'm glad to see Lue survived being curb-stomped by Iverson and went on to a successful coaching career.

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4 hours ago, TaylorMade said:

Paul Silas

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Wes Unseld was a head coach as well...

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24 minutes ago, dont care said:

Why do I feel like we just had this topic. I'm starting to feel old.

It does kind of feel like a 'players in the wrong uniform' thread.

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29 minutes ago, HighCheese said:

Mike D'Antoni

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Mike D'Antoni's time in the NBA and ABA ...

 

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Kansas City-Omaha Kings

 

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The Spirits of St. Louis (ABA)

 

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San Antonio Spurs

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