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Notable former NBA players who became coaches

Published: Thursday, May 30 2013 10:17 p.m. MDT

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Teams as a player:

New York Knicks 1967-78

New Jersey Nets 1978-80

Teams as a coach:

Chicago Bulls 1989-98

Los Angeles Lakers 1999-2004

Los Angeles Lakers 2005-11

Jackson won two championships with the Knicks, spending most of his playing career coming off the bench.

As a coach, Jackson was known for his multiple three-peats, with the Bulls and the Lakers. He is widely credited with popularizing the triangle offense, and has the highest career winning percentage in NBA history at .704.

Jackson led Michael Jordan and the Bulls to six NBA Championships in nine seasons. After taking a year off in 1999, Jackson joined the Lakers, where he won three NBA championships during his first three seasons. He eventually won two more championships with the Lakers, bringing his combined championship total to 11, the most in NBA history.
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Golden Helmet
Salt Lake City, UT

What would be interesting is a list of NBA coaches that aren't former players.

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