Basketball Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time  

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

John Kundla was the first head coach in Lakers' history. He would win five NBA Finals with the Lakers during his 11 season stint as head coach.

Phil Jackson also won five NBA titles with the Lakers. Jackson also holds the record for most regular season wins with 553.

If you love basketball and the Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time, then help us decide who the best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time coach is by voting up your top picks. You don't have to vote for the winningest Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time coach, but it's hard to argue against solid numbers.
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Pat Riley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1981–1990 Patrick James "Pat" Riley is an American professional basketball executive, and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association. He has been the team president of the ...more

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Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1999–2004, 2005–2011 Philip Douglas "Phil" Jackson is an American professional basketball executive, former coach and former player, currently serving as president of the New York Knicks in the National ...more

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Bill Sharman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1971–1976 William Walton "Bill" Sharman was an American professional basketball player and coach. He is mostly known for his time with the Boston Celtics in the 1950s, partnering with Bob Cousy ...more

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Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1976–1979 Jerry Alan West is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. His nicknames include ...more

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Fred Schaus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1960–1967 Frederick Appleton "Fred" Schaus was an American basketball player, head coach and athletic director for the West Virginia University Mountaineers, player for the National Basketball ...more

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Paul Westhead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1979–1981 Paul Westhead is an American basketball coach who most recently was the head coach of the University of Oregon women's team. He has previously been a head coach for three National Basketball ...more

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Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1994 Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons. ...more

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Butch van Breda Kolff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1967–1969 Willem Hendrik "Butch" van Breda Kolff was an American basketball player and coach.

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Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
2014–2016 Byron Antom Scott is an American former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. As a player, he was an important ...more

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Del Harris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1994–1999 Delmer William "Del" Harris 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 ...more

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Bill Bertka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Bill Bertka 1994, 1999

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Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1999 Darrell Kurt Rambis is an American basketball coach and former professional basketball player. He currently works as an assistant coach for the New York Knicks. He previously served as a head ...more

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Jack McKinney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Jack McKinney 1979

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Bernie Bickerstaff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
2012 Bernard Tyrone "Bernie" Bickerstaff is an American basketball coach. He previously worked as the head coach for the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets, Washington ...more

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Frank Hamblen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
2005 Frank Alan Hamblen, II is an American basketball coach and scout. He played college basketball at Syracuse.

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Mike Dunleavy, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1990–1992 Michael Joseph Dunleavy, Sr. is a retired American professional basketball player, former head coach, and former general manager of the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Clippers. He ...more

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Mike D'Antoni is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
2012–2014 Michael Andrew D'Antoni (born May 8, 1951) is an American-Italian professional basketball coach who was formerly a professional basketball player. He is the head coach of the Houston Rockets of ...more

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Joe Mullaney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1969–1971 Joseph A. Mullaney was a successful American basketball player and coach.

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Rudy Tomjanovich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
2004–2005 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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Randy Pfund is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
1992–1994 Randell "Randy" Pfund is an American former National Basketball Association head coach and executive. He was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers under Pat Riley and Mike ...more

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Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
2011–2012 Michael “Mike” Brown is an American basketball coach. He is the former head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the National Basketball Association. He has also coached the Los Angeles Lakers, ...more