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List Rules Only active NBA coaches. Retired or college coaches don't count

The best current NBA coaches are the talented men leading one of the 30 teams in the National Basketball Championship in the 2017-2018 season. Like other professional coaches, some come and go with a firing after a poor season many times guaranteed, but the truly great coaches stick around in search of greatness. These current NBA head coaches are definitely the best in the league right now but many will also be remembered among the best NBA coaches of all time.

As the longest-tenured coach with the same team, few would deny that Gregg Popovich is the best current NBA coach. Leading the Stan Antonio Spurs and all other current coaches in current wins, only one current coach has a better winning percentage. That man is none other than Tom Thibodeau who has led the Chicago Bulls since 2010 to a 68.3 win percentage and the fastest coach in NBA history to reach the 100-win mark.

On the other end of the spectrum, some coaches just don't quite stack up. Those with less experience coaching in the NBA fall on the bottom end of the stats with Kenny Atkinson of the Brooklyn Nets and Alvin Gentry of the New Orleans Pelicans each winning under 30% of their games as head coach. The true measure will however be their numbers once they coach for a while with both having one season or less under their belts. Then again no one is ruling them out as being among the worst NBA coaches of all time either.

So whether you're a fan of the coaches who have been around for awhile, like Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers, or someone fairly new, like Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers, or just the coach of your local team, come vote for your favorites below!

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Gregg Popovich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Gregg Popovich age 66 - San Antonio Spurs

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458 153
Brad Stevens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Brad Stevens age 39 - Boston Celtics

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437 228
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
surag added Steve Kerr age 52 - Golden State Warriors

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253 251
Rick Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Josh Verkler added Rick Carlisle age 56 - Dallas Mavericks

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287 344
Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Doc Rivers age 56 - Los Angeles Clippers

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257 256
Erik Spoelstra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Erik Spoelstra age 45 - Miami Heat

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192 180
Tom Thibodeau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
brianbiancardi added Tom Thibodeau age 57 - Minnesota Timberwolves

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150 132
Stan Van Gundy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
surag added Stan Van Gundy age 56 - Detroit Pistons

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119 141
Dwane Casey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Dwane Casey age 60 - Toronto Raptors

10
149 163
Mike Budenholzer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Mike Budenholzer age 44 - Atlanta Hawks

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157 165
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Jason Kidd age 42 - Milwaukee Bucks

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158 234
Frank Vogel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Frank Vogel age 44 - Orlando Magic

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130 139
Scott Brooks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
brianbiancardi added Scott Brooks age 50 - Washington Wizards

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92 121
Terry Stotts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
MattBryant added Terry Stotts age 58 - Portland Trail Blazers

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113 102
Quin Snyder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
surag added Quin Snyder age 51 - Utah Jazz

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127 128
Mike D'Antoni is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
brianbiancardi added Mike D'Antoni age 64 - Houston Rockets

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95 107
Luke Walton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Luke Walton age 37 - Los Angeles Lakers

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111 120
Tyronn Lue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Tyronn Lue age 38 - Cleveland Cavaliers

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87 69
Billy Donovan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
brianbiancardi added Billy Donovan age 52 - Oklahoma City Thunder

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56 109
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Jeff Hornacek age 52 - New York Knicks

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51 106
David Joerger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Dave Joerger age 41 - Sacramento Kings

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64 114
Steve Clifford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
Steve Clifford age 54 - Charlotte Hornets

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52 89
Brett Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
slaft added Brett Brown age 54 - Philadelphia 76ers

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47 90
Mike Malone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
surag added Mike Malone age 44 - Denver Nuggets

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27 69
Kenny Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
brianbiancardi added Kenny Atkinson 49 - Brooklyn Nets

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28 75
Fred Hoiberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
brianbiancardi added Fred Hoiberg age 43 - Chicago Bulls

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30 64
Nate McMillan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
brianbiancardi added Nate McMillan age 51 - Indiana Pacers

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22 65
Alvin Gentry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
brianbiancardi added Alvin Gentry age 61 - New Orleans Pelicans

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15 74
Earl Watson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
brianbiancardi added Earl Watson age 36 - Phoenix Suns

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5 24
J. B. Bickerstaff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Coaches
J. B. Bickerstaff 38 - Memphis Grizzlies