NBA coach career total wins ranked third in Popovich total wins history

NBAcoachcareertotalwinsrankedthirdinPopovichtotalwinshistory
Today,theSanAntonioSpursdefeatedtheDetroitPistons119-107away.  Thiswasthe1221thvictoryofPopovich’scoachingcareerintheregularseason,sohetiedJerrySloanandrankedthirdintheNBAcoachingcareertotalwinslist.  BeforethemwereDonNelson(1335),thefirstinhistory,andLannyWilkens(1332).  1.LannyWilkins:1332winsand1155losses.WilkinsisalivingfossilintheNBA,andhehassetmanyrecords.The35-yearcoachingcareerisuniqueintheNBA,andthelegendaryvictoryanddefeatisalsojaw-dropping.Itistheso-calledwinmoreandlosemore.OnMarch1,1996,afterdefeatingtheCavaliersthroughtheEagles,hebecamethefirstcoachinleaguehistorytoachieveathousandwins.2.DonNelson:1288winsand976lossesLikeLarryBrown,DonNelsonisalsoafamouswanderingcoachinhistory,andmanyteamshavelefthisfootprints.Inhis23-yearcoachingcareer,hehasalsowonthehonorofbestcoachthreetimes,andwonathousandwinsinthegameagainsttheHawksonDecember30,2001,whentheirplayerWangZhizhiwasinasmallNiu,andwitnessedthishistoricalmoment.AlthoughNielsenis68yearsold,thenatureofmadscientistsisstillchanging.3.PatRiley:1210wins,694lossesandasmalloilheadwithabrilliantcareerchampion.AsearlyasNovember3,2000,hedefeatedtheMagic,hasalreadyachievedathousandvictories.Nowthatthesmalloilheadhasbecometheoldoilhead,Rileyalsoretreatedtothesecondlineandbegantomanipulatebehindthescenes.Whenwillhecomebackagain?Nooneknowsthisanswer.4.JerrySloan:1106winsand730lossesFortheJazz,Sloanistheirgodfather.ThisoldcoachhasbeencoachingtheJazzfor21yearsnow!OnDecember13,2006,aftertheJazzdefeatedtheMavericksathome,Sloanhad1,000wins,andtwoseasonslater,heincreasedthenumberofwinsto1106wins.Sloan’sachievementsarebothimpressiveandadmirable.5.LarryBrown:1020winsand819losses.LarryBrown’scoachingcareerisveryinteresting.UnlikeSloan’s21years,hiscoachingcareerisarithmeticallystrongandweak,regardlessofeachother.HehasledthePistonsinwinningchampionshipsandhasstruggledinthequagmireofNewYork.ButwhatisinterestingisthatitwasonJanuary14,2006thatBrownintroducedtheKnickstoshootdowntheHawksathomeandcompletedtheprogressofathousandwins.6.PhilJackson:1000winsand423losses.Thecoachwiththehighestwinrateinthethousandwinslist,ofcourse,thisisduetotheZenMasterwhohastwobullsandtheLakers.Withninechampionshiprings,ZenMasterisalreadyqualifiedtocompetewiththegreatestcoachinhistory,Auerbach.Ofcourse,whetherhecansurpasstheCardinalisstillamatteroftime.Originaltitle:Popovichcoached1221winstotieSloantiedforthirdinhistory