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Basketball-Reference Adds Coaches Section to Season Summaries

Posted by Alex Bonilla on January 18, 2019

One of the more requested features for Basketball-Reference has been a way to easily compare coaches in a given season. So, we've added a Coaches section to our season summary pages that give vital information such as who coached in that season, what their record was not only in that season but also with the franchise and for their career. We are also showing the coaches' playoff records for that season as well as their franchise tenures and their full career.

Here's a link to the 2018-19 Coaches page, where we can take a quick look at who's leading a couple of these categories. Raptors head coach Nick Nurse leads this season with 34 wins, but these are also the first 34 wins of his career. Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers, Rick Carlisle and Mike D'Antoni make up the top 4 in career wins among active coaches, although if you sort by just with their current franchise, the top 4 shifts to Popovich, Erik Spoelstra, Carlisle and Terry Stotts.

Go back to past seasons as well and explore what the coaching landscape looked like at the time. Maybe check out Popovich's first season as a head coach as a starting point. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us through our feedback form.

6 Responses to “Basketball-Reference Adds Coaches Section to Season Summaries”

  1. Deven Says:

    I love this new feature! Good work guys!

  2. Dickie Dunn Says:

    Any chance you can enhance the coach register with statistics (points per for, against, and a couple of other stats?

  3. Mark Growcott Says:

    Very good, can we please have it on PFR too?

  4. Alex Bonilla Says:


  5. Alex Bonilla Says:

    We can look into that as a possibility, thanks for the suggestion.

  6. Alex Bonilla Says:

    We can look into that too. Thanks for the feedback!

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