Basketball Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time  

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time
1992–2003 Rudolph "Rudy" Tomjanovich, Jr. is an American retired basketball player and coach who coached the Houston Rockets to two consecutive NBA championships. He was an All-Star forward for ...more

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Mike D'Antoni is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time
Mike D'Antoni 2016-present

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Jeff Van Gundy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time
2003–2007 Jeffrey William "Jeff" Van Gundy is an American basketball coach and TV analyst. He is currently a color commentator for ESPN. He has previously been the head coach of the New York ...more

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Bill Fitch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time
1983–1988 William Charles "Bill" Fitch is an American former National Basketball Association coach who has been successful in making teams playoff contenders throughout his coaching career. ...more

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Rick Adelman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time
2007–2011 Richard Leonard "Rick" Adelman is a retired American professional basketball player and head coach. He coached 23 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He served as head ...more

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Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time
2011–2015 Kevin Edward McHale is an American former professional basketball player, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, and since May 2011 the head coach of the Houston Rockets. McHale began working for ...more

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Don Chaney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time
1988–1992 Donald Ray Chaney is an American former professional basketball player and coach, most notable for his long stints as a player on the Boston Celtics.

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Johnny Egan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time
1973–1976 John Francis "Johnny" Egan is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. A 5' 11" guard from Weaver High School and Providence College, he played 11 seasons in ...more

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Tom Nissalke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time
1976–1979 Thomas Edward "Tom" Nissalke is a retired former American professional basketball coach in the NBA and American Basketball Association. He has coached several teams in both leagues, ...more

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Tex Winter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time
1971-1973 Morice Fredrick "Tex" Winter is a retired American basketball coach, and innovator of the triangle offense.