The 10 Coolest Coaches in NBA History

9. Al Attles

Years: 1969-1983
Record and Accolades: 557-518 (.518 winning percentage) 1975 NBA Championship with the Warriors
Nicknamed the Destroyer during his playing days with the Warriors, Attles took over the helm in Oakland as a player-coach in 1970. He remained in uniform that season and the next, not because he was a great player (he wasn't, with career averages of 9 PPG,/3.5 RPG/3.5 APG) but because he wanted to be the guy to come on the floor and take a foul when needed. He coached Golden State to their lone NBA title in 1975, was one of the first coaches to ignore the league's unofficial quota for white players, and ran the point in practices well into his 40s. He's still active in the organization, which can only help, given the rancor currently surrounding the club.

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