Originally Posted by alh1020
I'm just going to throw these names out there: Jerry Sloan, Phil Jackson, Lenny Wilkins, George Karl, Don Nelson, Pat Riley, Doc Rivers just to mention a few. I kinda like Manu's chances myself.
Sorry, I lost a word in my revision. I meant to say former great
players rarely make great coaches. Jerry Sloan and Lenny Wilkens played in too different an era to really compare, in my opinion. Jackson, Karl, Nelson, and Riley had insignificant playing careers. Rivers is the exception, and to be honest, I don't think Rivers is a great coach.
To put it this way: I know of no All-Stars since 1970 who went on to have an accomplished coaching tenure of more than five years.