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Best Houston Rockets Coaches of All Time

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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  • 1
    1992–2003
    49
    7

    BirthplaceHamtramck, Detroit, Michigan

    Rudolph Tomjanovich Jr. (born November 24, 1948) is an American retired basketball player and coach who lead the Houston Rockets to two consecutive NBA championships. He was an All-Star forward for  ...more

    #99 of 133 The Best Small Forwards of All Time#10 of 46 The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time#17 of 78 The All Time Greatest NBA Coaches

  • 2
    1983–1988
    25
    8

    BirthplaceDavenport, Iowa

    William Charles Fitch (born May 19, 1932) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) coach who had been successful in developing a number of teams into playoff contenders. Before  ...more
  • 3
    2011–2015
    18
    9

    BirthplaceHibbing, Minnesota, United States of America

    Kevin McHale may refer to: Kevin McHale (footballer) (born 1939), former English professional footballer Kevin McHale (basketball) (born 1957), retired American basketball player and former  ...more

    #41 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#4 of 165 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time#21 of 236 The Best White Players in NBA History

  • 4
    2007–2011
    17
    11

    BirthplaceLynwood, California

    Richard Leonard Adelman (born June 16, 1946) is an American retired professional basketball player and coach. He coached 23 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He served as head coach of  ...more
  • 5
    2003–2007
    17
    16

    BirthplaceHemet, California

    Jeffrey William Van Gundy (born January 19, 1962) is an American basketball coach. He is also a commentator for ESPN. He has previously been the head coach of the New York Knicks and the Houston  ...more
  • 6
    1988–1992
    13
    13

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Donald Ray Chaney (born March 22, 1946) is an American former professional basketball player and coach, most notable for his long stints as a player on the Boston Celtics.  ...more
  • 7
    1979-1983
    5
    5

    BirthplaceGuilford Township, Plainfield, Indiana

    Delmer William Harris (June 18, 1937) is an American basketball coach who is currently the vice president of the Texas Legends, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. He served as a head  ...more
  • 8
    1969-1971
    2
    4

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Alexander Murray Hannum (July 19, 1923 – January 18, 2002) was a professional basketball player and coach. Hannum coached two National Basketball Association (NBA) teams and one American Basketball  ...more
  • 9
    2016-2020
    36
    6

    BirthplaceMullens, West Virginia

    Michael Andrew D'Antoni (born May 8, 1951) is an American-Italian professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association  ...more
  • 10

    Stephen Silas

    2020 - Present
    1
    1
    Stephen Silas (born 1973) is an American basketball coach who is the head coach for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the son of longtime NBA head coach Paul  ...more
  • 11
    1967-1969
    1
    4

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    John Joseph McMahon (December 3, 1928 – June 11, 1989) was a professional basketball player and coach. A 6'1" guard from St. John's University, McMahon was selected by the Rochester Royals in the  ...more
  • 12

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    John-Blair Bickerstaff (born March 10, 1979) is an American basketball coach who is currently the head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Prior to that, he  ...more
  • 13
    1973–1976
    3
    14

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    John Francis Egan (born January 31, 1939) is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. A 5' 11" (1.80 m) guard from Weaver High School (Connecticut) and Providence College, he  ...more
  • 14
    1976–1979
    5
    28

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin

    Thomas Edward Nissalke (July 7, 1932 – August 22, 2019) was an American professional basketball coach in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association. He coached several  ...more
  • 15
    1971-1973
    3
    35

    BirthplaceWellington, Texas

    Morice Fredrick "Tex" Winter (February 25, 1922 – October 10, 2018) was an American basketball coach and innovator of the triangle offense. He was a head coach in college basketball for 30 years  ...more