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Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time 

Ranker NBA
Updated October 12, 2018 269 votes 49 voters 1k views 12 items

In their time as an NBA franchise, the Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Alex Hannum lead the Hawks to their only NBA Finals championship, which he did in 1958. Hannum was selected into the NBA Hall of Fame.

Lenny Wilkens coached the Hawks from 1993-2000. In that time he won the NBA Coach of the Year award for the 1993-1994 NBA season.

If you love basketball and the Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
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Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time
1993-2000

Age: 82

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937) is an American former basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been inducted three times into the ...more
2
Hubie Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time
1976-81

Age: 86

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Hubert Jude Brown (born September 25, 1933) is an American retired basketball coach and player and a current television analyst. Brown is a two-time NBA Coach of the Year, the honors being ...more
3
Mike Budenholzer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time
2013-present

Age: 48

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Holbrook, Arizona

Michael Vincent Budenholzer (born August 6, 1969) is an American professional basketball coach who is the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before ...more
4
Cotton Fitzsimmons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time
1972-76

Age: Dec. at 73 (1931-2004)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Hannibal, Missouri

Lowell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons (October 7, 1931 – July 24, 2004) was an American college and NBA basketball coach. A native of Bowling Green, Missouri, he attended and played basketball ...more
5
Mike Fratello is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time
1981

Age: 72

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey, United States of America

Michael Robert Fratello (born February 24, 1947) is an American sports broadcaster and a professional basketball coach. Fratello is currently an analyst for NBA TV and for nationally televised ...more
6
Larry Drew is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time
2010-13

Age: 61

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas

Larry Donnell Drew (born April 2, 1958) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who most recently served as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National ...more
7
Mike Woodson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time
2004-10

Age: 61

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

Michael Dean Woodson (born March 24, 1958) is a former American basketball player and coach who last worked as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. He was previously best ...more
8
Bob Weiss is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time
1990-93

Age: 77

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Easton, Pennsylvania

Robert William Weiss (born May 7, 1942) is an American professional basketball coach and former professional basketball player and coach.
9
Terry Stotts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time
2002-04

Age: 62

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Cedar Falls, Iowa

Terry Linn Stotts (born November 25, 1957) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball ...more
10
Lon Kruger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time
2000-02

Age: 67

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Silver Lake, Kansas

Lonnie Duane Kruger (born August 19, 1952) is an American college and professional basketball coach who is currently the men's basketball head coach of the University of Oklahoma. Kruger played ...more
11
Bumper Tormohlen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time
Bumper Tormohlen 1976

Age: 82

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria

Eugene R. "Bumper" Tormohlen (May 12, 1937 – December 27, 2018) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He was born and raised in Holland, Indiana; he attended ...more
12
Kevin Loughery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time
1981-84

Age: 79

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Kevin Michael Loughery (born March 28, 1940) is an American former professional basketball player and coach.