if u can play for one coach in the entire world who would it be?
Living or dead?
Living : Phil Jackson
Dead : John Wooden honorable mention Red Auerbach
Dead - Wooden
Living - Don Nelson - not popular but he was a fantastic offensive coach and played a fun style.
This is a very hard question to answer. There are so many good coaches on all levels of basketball. I'm a coach myself and I take a little bit from a lot of coaches. But if I could play for one person it would have to have been coach Nolan Richardson. I just really like his style of play. Just watching what the players and what they said about him on that ESPN documentary mad me like him a lot. The one thing is that he mad those kids men. He was tough on them but he showed them that he loved them as well. They were a family and I would have loved to play for him.
Living: Bill Russell (I think it would be interesting to play for a player/coach - especially someone who has won 11 titles)
Dead: Red Auerbach
Living: Coach K
Dead: Ray Meyer (really put Depaul basketball on the map, and kept hometown talent home)
Seriously though, Pete Carril from Princeton and the Kings, or David Arseneault from Grinnell.
Alive: Bill Self -He lets he guards go wild! Sherron-Tayshawn- EJ ect all were allowed to do whatever they wanted on offense.
Dead: Can't go wrong with Wooden, but for me it's Chuck Daily. If he could keep all those hard nosed guys in line in Detroit then you know that he knows how to command respect and it is always easy to play for someone you respect.
My College Choices would be Gene Keady or John Calipari and My NBA choices would have to be Rudy Tomjanovich and Lenny Wilkens
John Thompson, in that order. Shaka Smart and Brad Stevens also because I coach and I would think that those guys are going to be the next makers of great assistants. To play for any of those coaches would have to leave an great impression on you as a player and even more importantly as a person.
NBA: Greg Popovich
College: Larry Brown
International: Ettore Messina is one of the best European basketball coaches, having been named in 2008 one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors
4 times Euroleague Champion
2 times Euroleague Coach of the Year
From 1993 to 1997, Messina was the head coach of the senior men's Italian national basketball team. He led Italy to the silver medal at the EuroBasket 1997
and he has other titles in every team he coached, but i put only the most important ones
Living Coach Jackson, Current NBA Coach Poppovich
Dead Coach Auerbach honourable mention Coach Wooden
i would want to play for jerry 'tark the shark' tarkanian...and im not saying id wanna play for him but i think it would be funny having jeff van gundy as a coach haha. and someone i would NOT wanna play for is hubie brown..or bill raftery for that matter, if i have to hear him say 'mhmm' 1 more time im gonna lose it lol. 'and russ smith just scored' 'mhm' 'annnd theres a timeout' 'mhm'
I'd want to play for D'Antoni, I mean, you get to run up and down like a maniac, shoot hella threes, score hella points, and just chill on D, lol.
Current era: Stan Van Gundy
Dead: Red Auerbach