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Gregg Popovich

Gregg Charles Popovich is an American professional basketball coach. He is the head coach and President of the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Taking over as coach of the Spurs in 1996, Popovich is the longest tenured active coach in both the NBA and all major sports leagues in the United States. He is often called "Coach Pop" or simply "Pop."

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Rick Barnes

Richard Dale Barnes is an American college basketball coach who is the current head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team, a post he has held since 2015. He coached Texas from 1998 to 2015, taking the team to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 16 of his 17 seasons with the Longhorns, including 14 straight from 1999 to 2012, as well as a Final Four appearance led by T. J. Ford in 2003. Barnes previously coached at George Mason University, Providence College, and Clemson University. He is a 1977 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College where he was a member of the men's basketball team.

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Steve Kerr

Stephen Douglas Kerr is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Kerr is an eight-time NBA champion, winning three titles with the Chicago Bulls and two with the San Antonio Spurs as a player, as well as three with the Warriors as a head coach. Kerr has the highest career three-point percentage (45.4%) in NBA history for any player with at least 250 three-pointers made. He also held the NBA record for highest three-point percentage in a season at 52.4%, until the record was broken by Kyle Korver in 2010.

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Luke Walton

Luke Theodore Walton is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He currently serves as the head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 10 seasons in the NBA as a forward, and won two NBA championships with the Lakers and won one with the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach.

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Mike Krzyzewski

Michael William Krzyzewski is an American college basketball coach and former player. Since 1980, he has served as the head men's basketball coach at Duke University, where he has led the Blue Devils to five NCAA Championships, 12 Final Fours, 12 ACC regular season titles, and 14 ACC Tournament championships. Among men's college basketball coaches, only UCLA's John Wooden, with 10, has won more NCAA Championships. Krzyzewski has the most wins of any coach in college basketball history.

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Craig Robinson (basketball)

Craig Malcolm Robinson is an American college basketball coach, basketball executive, and broadcaster. He is a former head men's basketball coach at Oregon State University and Brown University. He was a star forward as a player at Princeton University in the early 1980s and a bond trader during the 1990s. He currently is the vice president of player and organizational development for the New York Knicks.

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Jason Kidd

Jason Frederick Kidd is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He most recently served as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Previously a point guard in the NBA, Kidd was a ten-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA First Team member, and a nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. He won an NBA Championship in 2011 as a member of the Dallas Mavericks, and was a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner during his pro career, as part of Team USA in 2000 and 2008.

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Brett Brown

Brett William Brown is an American professional basketball coach who is currently the head coach and General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. Brown is a former college basketball player who previously served as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs. He also has extensive experience coaching in Australia, having been the head coach of the North Melbourne Giants and Sydney Kings of the NBL and the Australia men's national team.

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John Calipari

John Vincent Calipari is an American basketball coach. Since 2009, he has been the head coach of the University of Kentucky men's team, with whom he won the NCAA Championship in 2012. He has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Bryce Drew

Bryce Homer Drew is an American college basketball coach and former player. He currently is the head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores. He previously served in the same capacity at his alma mater, Valparaiso, having succeeded his father, Homer Drew. Bryce's brother, Scott, also coached at Valpo before becoming the head coach of the Baylor Bears. As a player, Bryce Drew was known for his buzzer-beating shot in the first round of Valparaiso's run in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. He went on to play six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a backup point guard for the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Hornets.

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Bob Knight

Robert Montgomery Knight, who was popularly known to the public as "Bobby Knight", is a retired American basketball coach. Nicknamed The General, Knight won 902 NCAA Division I men's college basketball games, the most all-time at the time of his retirement and currently third all-time, behind his former player and assistant coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and Jim Boeheim of Syracuse. Knight is best known as the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers from 1971 to 2000. He also coached at Texas Tech (2001–2008) and at Army (1965–1971).

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Shaka Smart

Shaka Dingani Smart is an American men's college basketball coach and former player. He currently is the head men's basketball coach at the University of Texas.

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Rick Pitino

Richard Andrew Pitino is a former American basketball coach. He has been the head coach of several teams in NCAA Division I and in the NBA, including Boston University (1978–1983), Providence College (1985–1987), the New York Knicks (1987–1989), the University of Kentucky (1989–1997), the Boston Celtics (1997–2001) and the University of Louisville (2001–2017). Pitino led Kentucky to the NCAA championship in 1996 and Louisville in 2013, although the latter was vacated by the NCAA.

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Mike Brey

Michael Paul Brey is an American college basketball coach. He has been the men's head coach at the University of Notre Dame since July 14, 2000.

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Doc Rivers

Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers is an American basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach for the Los Angeles Clippers. As an NBA point guard, Rivers was known for his defense.