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Here you will find some of Famous Basketball coaches who made significant impact in Basketball history. This is our choice of coaches. If you have any suggestions feel free to send your list of Famous coaches.

john woodenJohn Robert Wooden (born October 14, 1910) is a retired American basketball coach. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (class of 1961) and as a coach (class of 1973). He was the first person ever enshrined in both categories; only Lenny Wilkens and Bill Sharman have since been so honored. His 10 NCAA National Championships in 12 years while at UCLA are unmatched by any other college basketball coach. Read more here.

phil jacksonPhilip Douglas Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana) is a former American professional basketball player and the current head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. His reputation was established as head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 through 1998; during his tenure, Chicago won six NBA titles. His next team, the Los Angeles Lakers, won three consecutive NBA titles from 2000-2002. Read more here.

pat rileyPatrick James "Pat" Riley (born March 20, 1945) is a former American National Basketball Association player and coach and the current team president of the Miami Heat. Widely regarded as one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time, Riley has served as the head coach of five championship teams and an assistant coach to another. He most recently won the 2006 NBA Championship with the Miami Heat. Read more here.

alexander gomelskyAlexander Yakovlevich Gomelsky began his coaching career in 1948 in Leningrad with LGS Spartak. In 1953 he became the coach of ASK Riga, an army club, leading the team to five Soviet league titles and three consecutive European Cups from 1958 to 1960. In 1969 he was appointed coach of CSKA Moscow until 1980, leading the club to 9 Soviet Union national league championships (1970-1974, 1976-1979)... Read more here.

aleksandar nikolicAleksandar Nikolic (October 28, 1924 – March 12, 2000) was a renowned Serbian basketball player and coach from Yugoslavia. He is considered to be so instrumental and important to the game's development in the country that he is often referred to as the Father of Yugoslav basketball.
Nikolic was born in Sarajevo, but moved to the capital Belgrade at a young age. Read more here

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