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Best Los Angeles Lakers Coaches of All Time

Updated March 30, 2020 742 votes 114 voters 2.0k views23 items

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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    Phil Jackson
    80
    17

    Phil Jackson

    1999–2004, 2005–2011

    Age75

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDeer Lodge, Montana

    Philip Douglas Jackson (born September 17, 1945) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    Pat Riley
    67
    12

    Pat Riley

    1981–1990

    Age75

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceRome, New York, United States of America

    Patrick James Riley (born March 20, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive,... more on Wikipedia

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    Jerry West
    37
    14

    Jerry West

    1976–1979

    Age82

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceChelyan, West Virginia, West Virginia

    Jerome Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American basketball executive and former player.... more on Wikipedia

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    #1462 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#4 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

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    Bill Sharman
    30
    8

    Bill Sharman

    1971–1976

    AgeDec. at 87 (1926-2013)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceAbilene, Texas

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    Fred Schaus
    15
    11

    Fred Schaus

    1960–1967

    AgeDec. at 85 (1925-2010)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNewark, Ohio

    Frederick Appleton Schaus (June 30, 1925 – February 10, 2010) was an American basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Frank Vogel
    Frank Paul Vogel (born June 21, 1973) is an American professional basketball coach who is the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Bill Bertka
    11
    8

    Bill Bertka

    1994, 1999
  • 8
    Mike Dunleavy, Sr.
    15
    15

    Age66

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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  • 9
    Paul Westhead
    15
    16

    Paul Westhead

    1979–1981

    Age81

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • 10
    Del Harris
    15
    16

    Del Harris

    1994–1999

    Age83

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGuilford Township, Plainfield, Indiana, United States of America

    Delmer William Harris (June 18, 1937) is an American basketball coach who is currently the... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Jack McKinney
    14
    14

    Jack McKinney

    1979
  • 12
    Rudy Tomjanovich
    13
    13

    Rudy Tomjanovich

    2004–2005

    Age72

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHamtramck, Detroit, Michigan

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    #9 of 46 The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time#84 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History

  • 13
    Luke Walton
    7
    7

    Luke Walton

    Sacramento Kings

    Age40

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    Luke Theodore Walton (born March 28, 1980) is an American professional basketball coach and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Butch van Breda Kolff
    9
    10

    AgeDec. at 85 (1922-2007)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGlen Ridge, New Jersey

    Willem Hendrik "Butch" van Breda Kolff (October 28, 1922 – August 22, 2007) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Kurt Rambis
    14
    17

    Age62

    NationalityUnited States of America, Greece

    BirthplaceTerre Haute, Indiana, United States of America

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  • 16
    Magic Johnson

    Age61

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • 17
    Bernie Bickerstaff

    Age76

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBenham, Kentucky

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  • 18
    Frank Hamblen

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Frank Alan Hamblen II (April 16, 1947 – September 30, 2017) was an American basketball coach... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Byron Scott
    13
    22

    Byron Scott

    2014–2016

    Age59

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah, United States of America

    Byron Anton Scott (born March 28, 1961) is an American professional basketball former head... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Mike D'Antoni
    11
    20

    Mike D'Antoni

    2012–2014

    Age69

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMullens, West Virginia

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  • 21
    Joe Mullaney
    5
    12

    Joe Mullaney

    1969–1971

    AgeDec. at 75 (1925-2000)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joseph Alexander Mullaney (November 17, 1924 – March 8, 2000) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Brown
    7
    18

    Mike Brown

    2011–2012

    Age50

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    Michael Burton Brown (born March 5, 1970) is an American basketball coach who is the... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Randy Pfund
    4
    16

    Randy Pfund

    1992–1994

    Age67

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Randall C. Pfund (born December 29, 1951) is an American former National Basketball... more on Wikipedia