1. Lenny Wilkens, 1,315-1,133 (.537)
2. Don Nelson, 1,199-889 (.574)
3. Pat Riley, 1,158-599 (.659)
4. Larry Brown, 1,010-800 (558)
5. Jerry Sloan, 999-662 (.601)(Records through Wednesday) Rounding out the top-10: Bill Fitch, Red Auerbach, Dick Motta, Phil Jackson and Jack Ramsay
Sloan vs. Northwest Division teams: 199-131 (.603)
Sloan vs. Western Conference teams: 636-427 (.598)Sloan vs. Eastern Conference teams: 363-235 (.606)
TRIVIA(with a twist)
Question: Sloan has a winning regular-season record against all but six NBA teams. Name them.
Answer: Spurs (35-47), Pacers (21-23), Lakers (41-41), Suns (41-41), Bobcats (2-2) and ... the Jazz (5-5 when coaching Chicago).
HIGHEST WINNING PERCENTAGE, ACTIVE COACHES(400-game minimum)
1. Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers (.713)
2. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio (.673)
3. Pat Riley, Miami (.659)
4. Jerry Sloan, Utah (.601)5. Rick Carlisle, Indiana (.594)
MOST WINS WITH ONE TEAM
1. Jerry Sloan, Jazz (906)
2. Red Auerbach, Celtics (795)
3. Red Holzman, Knicks (613)
4. John MacLeod, Suns (579)5. Alvin Attles, Warriors (557)
MOST CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH A WINNING RECORD
1. Pat Riley, 19, Lakers-Knicks-Heat
2. Jerry Sloan, 16, Jazz
3. Phil Jackson, 15 (active streak), Bulls-Lakers
4. Red Auerbach, 11, Celtics5. Chuck Daly, 11, Pistons-Nets
TOPS IN TENURE
Jazz coach Jerry Sloan is tenured with the same team longer than any other coach or manager in major American professional sports leagues. The list of leaders in each sport:
1. Jerry Sloan, Utah Jazz, NBA, 19 seasons
2. Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves, MLB, 17 seasons
3. Bill Cowher, Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL, 15 seasons4. Lindy Ruff, Buffalo Sabres, NHL, nine seasons
Question: Since Jerry Sloan was named head coach of the Jazz on Dec. 9, 1988, there have been 187 coaching changes in the NBA including the most-recent, Don Nelson replacing Mike Montgomery in Golden State. Which team has had the most in that span, and how many?
Answer: The Los Angeles Clippers with 11, followed by Denver (10) and Golden State, the Los Angeles Lakers, the New York Knicks, Philadelphia and Washington (nine each).
Bonus question, with a twist: Which teams have had the least number of coaching changes in that span? Clue: There are two.
Answer: Charlotte and Utah both of which have had none.