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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11 1
Pat Riley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Pat Riley 1981–1990

2
15 3
Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Phil Jackson 1999–2004, 2005–2011

3
7 2
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Jerry West 1976–1979

4
5 1
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Byron Scott 2014–2016

5
3 1
Butch van Breda Kolff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Butch van Breda Kolff 1967–1969

6
4 3
Bill Sharman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Bill Sharman 1971–1976

7
2 1
Bill Bertka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Bill Bertka 1994, 1999

8
2 2
Fred Schaus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Fred Schaus 1960–1967

9
3 4
Del Harris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Del Harris 1994–1999

10
2 3
Paul Westhead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Paul Westhead 1979–1981

11
1 3
Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Mike Brown 2011–2012

12
1 3
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time

13
1 3
Bernie Bickerstaff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time

14
1 3
Frank Hamblen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time

15
1 3
Joe Mullaney is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Joe Mullaney 1969–1971

16
1 4
Jack McKinney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Jack McKinney 1979

17
1 4
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time

18
0 3
Randy Pfund is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Randy Pfund 1992–1994

19
0 4
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 1990–1992

20
0 4
Rudy Tomjanovich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Rudy Tomjanovich 2004–2005

21
0 5
Mike D'Antoni is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time
Mike D'Antoni 2012–2014