Who are the best Sacramento Kings coaches of all time? In their time as an NBA franchise, the Sacramento Kings have gone through many different head coaches, all with different personalities and coaching styles. With that said, who is the best Sacramento Kings coach of all time? Which Kings coaches did you love?
Lester Harrington, the franchise's first head coach, lead the franchise to its first NBA championship in the 1951 NBA Finals. Harrington was also a co-founder of the organization with his brother Jack Harrison. Phil Johnson was the first Kings head coach to win NBA Coach of the Year. Johnson would do so in 1975, is second year as head coach of the Kings.
Vote up the best Sacramento Kings coaches of all time, and help us decide who the best Sacramento Kings head coaches is by voting up your top picks.
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