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Coaches The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked  

Ranker NBA
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List Rules Vote up the greatest leaders on the court.

Since 1967, the Indiana Pacers have thrilled sports fans of all ages with fast-paced play. The team has boasted plenty of superstars over the years, but plenty of credit is also owed to the coaches who guided them to victory. The top Pacers coaches come in many forms. Some great leaders on this best to worst Pacers coaches list prioritized defense, while other former Pacers head coaches developed genius offensive plays. Many of the best Indiana Pacers coaches had on-court careers themselves.

Who will you find on this list of famous Indiana Pacers head coaches? Larry Bird coached the Pacers from 1997-2000. He was named NBA Coach of the year in 1998, and was also honored with the position of head coach of the NBA All-Star Game that same year. Rick Carlisle is another popular coach of the Indiana Pacers. Frank Vogel, who previously served as assistant coach, was named head coach of the Pacers from 2011-2016. Other good coaches of the Indiana Pacers include Jack Ramsay, George Irvine, and Nate McMillan.

Which Indiana Pacers coach do you think is the best? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

list ordered by
1
7 1
Bobby Leonard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
age 87
2
8 3
Larry Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
age 79
3
7 3
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
age 63
4
6 3
Frank Vogel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
age 46
5
4 2
Rick Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
age 60
6
4 2
Nate McMillan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
age 55
7
3 3
Bob Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
age 71
8
2 2
Larry Staverman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
Dec. at 71 (1936-2007)
9
1 1
Mel Daniels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
age 75
10
2 3
Jack Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
Dec. at 89 (1925-2014)
11
2 4
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
age 58
12
1 3
Dick Versace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
Dick Versace age 79
13
0 2
Jack McKinney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
Jack McKinney age 82
14
1 4
George Irvine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
age 71
15
0 3
Jim O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pacers Coaches of All Time, Ranked
Jim O'Brien age 65