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Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time

Updated December 21, 2019 291 votes 68 voters 1.0k views12 items

In their time as an NBA franchise, the Houston Rockets 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 Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time coach of all time? We want to hear your thoughts, which is why we created this poll of the top Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time head coaches.

Rudy Tomjanovich is the only Rockets head coach to win an NBA Finals. Tomjanovich would win it in back-to-back seasons in 1994 and 1995.

Tom Nissalke was the first Rockets head coach to win NBA Coach of the Year. Nissalke would win the coveted award in 1977, his first season as coach of the team.

If you love basketball and the Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
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    Rudy Tomjanovich
    47
    7

    Rudy Tomjanovich

    1992–2003

    Age72

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHamtramck, Detroit, Michigan

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    Mike D'Antoni
    31
    7

    Mike D'Antoni

    2016-present
  • 3
    Bill Fitch
    26
    5

    Bill Fitch

    1983–1988

    Age86

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDavenport, Iowa

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  • 4
    Jeff Van Gundy
    18
    7

    Jeff Van Gundy

    2003–2007

    Age58

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHemet, California

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  • 5
    Kevin McHale
    17
    8

    Kevin McHale

    2011–2015

    Age63

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHibbing, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • 6
    Rick Adelman
    17
    9

    Rick Adelman

    2007–2011

    Age74

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLynwood, California

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  • 7
    Don Chaney
    11
    11

    Don Chaney

    1988–1992

    Age74

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

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  • 8
    Del Harris
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  • 9
    J. B. Bickerstaff
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  • 10
    Johnny Egan
    5
    14

    Johnny Egan

    1973–1976

    Age81

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut

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  • 11
    Tex Winter
    5
    16

    Tex Winter

    1971-1973

    Age98

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWellington, Texas

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    Tom Nissalke
    3
    13

    Tom Nissalke

    1976–1979

    Age88

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin

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