Can You Name the NBA Team by Three of its Coaches, Past or Present?



By: Gavin Thagard

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About This Quiz

NBA coaches can make or break a team. That's why organizations are constantly playing the coaching carousel to find the right coach. Take this quiz and see if you know which coaches spent time with these teams!

Which team did Bill Russell, K.C. Jones and Doc Rivers Coach?

The Celtics are one of the most celebrated franchises in the NBA. Star players like Larry Bird and Bill Russell have contributed to that legacy.


Who did Pat Riley, Stan Van Gundy and Erik Spoelstra coach?

The Miami Heat won free agency in 2010 when Lebron James signed with the team. With James on the team, the Heat would go on to win two of the next four NBA Championships.


Jack Ramsay, Lenny Wilkens and Terry Stotts coached which NBA team?

The Trail Blazers are a team out of Portland, Oregon. They joined the NBA when the league expanded in 1970.


Which team did Gene Shue, K.C. Jones and Eddie Jordan coach?

The Wizards have been located in multiple cities, including Chicago and Baltimore, throughout the team's history. Today, the team plays home games in the nation's capital, Washington D.C.


Which NBA team was coached by Byron Scott, Monty Williams and Alvin Gentry?

The Pelicans, named the Hornets at the time, moved the franchise to Oklahoma City after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. In 2007, the team decided to move back to New Orleans.


Who was coached by Tom Nissalke, Rudy Tomjanovich and Mike D'Antoni?

The Houston Rockets were one of the most dominant teams of the '90s. They won two championships led by Hakeem Olajuwon.


Which team was coached by Chuck Daly, Byron Scott and Jason Kidd?

The Brooklyn Nets have gone back and forth in location between New York and New Jersey. As of 2012, the team has played in Brooklyn.


Which NBA team was coached by Lenny Wilkens, Mike Brown and Tyronn Lue?

Led by Lebron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA Championship in 2016. They also played in three consecutive championship games from 2015 to 2017.


Flip Saunders, Kevin McHale and Tom Thibodeau coached which NBA team?

The Timberwolves were one of the later franchises to join the NBA, which occurred in 1989. The team has yet to win an NBA Championship.


Who was coached by Lenny Wilkens, Sam Mitchell, and Dwane Casey?

The Raptors are the only NBA team located in Canada. The team joined the league in 1995.


Which NBA team was coached by Frank Layden, Jerry Sloan and Quin Snyder?

The Utah Jazz rose to prominence in the 1990s under the leadership of John Stockton and Karl Malone. They went to two NBA Championships in 1997 and 1998 but lost both to the Chicago Bulls.


Who was coached by Jerry West, Pat Riley and Phil Jackson?

In recent history, the Lakers are probably the most recognized franchise in the NBA. The team won five NBA Championships under Magic Johnson in the '80s and five under Kobe Bryant in the 2000s.


Bill Fitch, Chris Ford and Doc Rivers coached which team?

The Clippers struggled for most of its history to make the playoffs. That changed when Doc Rivers took over the team, leading them to two Division Titles in 2013 and 2014.


Who was coached by Doug Moe, George Karl and Alex Hannum?

The Nuggets are a team located in Denver, Colorado. The team has yet to play in an NBA Championship game.


Which NBA team was coached by Dick Motta, Avery Johnson and Rick Carlisle?

The Dallas Mavericks faced off against the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Championship. Despite most people counting them out, the Mavericks managed to beat the Heat in six games.


Which team was coached by Red Holzman, Rick Pitino and Pat Riley?

The Knicks are one of the NBA's most lucrative franchises. Despite their financial success, the team hasn't won a championship since the '70s.


Who did Dick Harter, Larry Brown and Steve Clifford coach?

The Charlotte Hornets were known as the Charlotte Bobcats from 2002 until 2014. In 2014, they were renamed the Charlotte Hornets when the New Orleans Hornets became the Pelicans.


Which team was coached by Bill Russell, Dave Joerger and Rick Adelman?

The Kings have had a rough history in the NBA. They only championship game they've played in was in 1951.


Chuck Daly, Doc Rivers and Stan Van Gundy coached which team?

The Orlando Magic was on the rise in the '90s after drafting Shaquille O'Neal. However, the franchise took a hit when O'Neal decided to sign with the Lakers.


Red Holzman, Alex Hannum and Lenny Wilkens coached which NBA team?

The Atlanta Hawks played in four NBA Championships in the late '50s and early '60s. They managed to win one of those games in 1958.


Phil Jackson, Doug Collins and Tom Thibodeau coached which team?

The Bulls are known for their star player of the '90s, Michael Jordan. Jordan won six championships with the team.


Which NBA team was coached by Alex Hannum, Billy Cunningham and Larry Brown?

Led by Allen Iverson, the 76ers made it to the NBA Finals in 2001. However, they lost the series to the Lakers.


Which team was coached by Hubie Brown, Johnny Davis and David Fizdale?

The Grizzlies joined the NBA as the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1995. The team moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 2001.


Who was coached by Don Nelson, George Karl and Jason Kidd?

Many star players have played for the Bucks over the course of their time in the NBA. These players include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson and Ray Allen.


Jack Ramsay, Bobby Leonard and Larry Bird coached which team?

The Pacers won three championships when they played for the American Basketball Association. They haven't won a championship while in the NBA.


Who was coached by Larry Brown, Bob Weiss and Gregg Popovich?

The Spurs era of dominance started in 1999 when they won their first NBA Championship. Since then, the team has won four more championships and played in five more championship series.


Which NBA team was coached by Al Attles, Don Nelson and Steve Kerr?

The Warriors went to three straight NBA title games from 2015 to 2017. They won two of those series, claiming two NBA Championships.


P.J. Carlesimo, Scott Brooks and Billy Donovan coached which team?

Kevin Durant's decision to leave the Thunder was one of the biggest free agent moves in the history of the NBA. Many sports commentators consider it the weakest move by an NBA All-Star player.


Which team was coached by Chuck Daly, Larry Brown and Stan Van Gundy?

The Pistons of the '80s were known as the "Bad Boy Pistons" because of their physical play. The team was led by Isaiah Thomas.


Which NBA team was coached by Cotton Fitzsimmons, John MacLead and Alvin Gentry?

Charles Barkley played for the Phoenix Suns beginning in 1992. He would go on to win the 1993 NBA Most Valuable Player Award.


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