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This list includes all 30 of the National Basketball Association head coaches. The league consists of 30 teams, of which 29 are located in the United States and one in Canada. In the NBA, a head coach is the highest ranking coach of a coaching staff.

Gregg Popovich has served as head coach of the San Antonio Spurs for 24 years. No other current NBA head coach has been head coach of his current team as long as Popovich has been head coach of the Spurs. Popovich has also coached more games (1,891), won more games (1,277), and lost more games (614) than any other active head coach has with his current team. Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is the second longest-tenured NBA head coach, having been head coach of the Heat since the 2008–09 season. No active head coaches have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as coaches. Popovich is the only current head coach to have been hired by his current team in the 1990s.

All the NBA head coaches during the 2020–21 season were American. By the end of the 2020–21 season, ten coaches have spent their entire NBA head coaching careers with their current teams: Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs, Erik Spoelstra with the Miami Heat, Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors, Quin Snyder with the Utah Jazz, Nick Nurse with the Toronto Raptors, Taylor Jenkins with the Memphis Grizzlies, Steve Nash with the Brooklyn Nets, Stephen Silas with the Houston Rockets, Mark Daigneault with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Chris Finch with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Popovich, Spoelstra, Kerr, Nurse, and Frank Vogel have won NBA championships with their current teams, while Rick Carlisle, Doc Rivers, and Tyronn Lue have won with their former teams.

NBA head coaches
Head coach Team Division Conference Start date
Nate McMillan Atlanta Hawks Southeast Eastern March 1, 2021
Ime Udoka Boston Celtics Atlantic Eastern June 28, 2021
Steve Nash Brooklyn Nets Atlantic Eastern September 3, 2020
James Borrego Charlotte Hornets Southeast Eastern May 10, 2018
Billy Donovan Chicago Bulls Central Eastern September 22, 2020
J. B. Bickerstaff Cleveland Cavaliers Central Eastern February 19, 2020
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks Southwest Western June 28, 2021
Michael Malone Denver Nuggets Northwest Western June 15, 2015
Dwane Casey Detroit Pistons Central Eastern June 11, 2018
Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors Pacific Western May 19, 2014
Stephen Silas Houston Rockets Southwest Western October 30, 2020
Rick Carlisle Indiana Pacers Central Eastern June 24, 2021
Tyronn Lue Los Angeles Clippers Pacific Western October 20, 2020
Frank Vogel Los Angeles Lakers Pacific Western May 13, 2019
Taylor Jenkins Memphis Grizzlies Southwest Western June 11, 2019
Erik Spoelstra Miami Heat Southeast Eastern April 28, 2008
Mike Budenholzer Milwaukee Bucks Central Eastern May 17, 2018
Chris Finch Minnesota Timberwolves Northwest Western February 22, 2021
Willie Green New Orleans Pelicans Southwest Western July 22, 2021
Tom Thibodeau New York Knicks Atlantic Eastern July 30, 2020
Mark Daigneault Oklahoma City Thunder Northwest Western November 11, 2020
Jamahl Mosley Orlando Magic Southeast Eastern July 11, 2021
Doc Rivers Philadelphia 76ers Atlantic Eastern October 3, 2020
Monty Williams Phoenix Suns Pacific Western May 3, 2019
Chauncey Billups Portland Trail Blazers Northwest Western June 27, 2021
Luke Walton Sacramento Kings Pacific Western April 14, 2019
Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs Southwest Western December 10, 1996
Nick Nurse Toronto Raptors Atlantic Eastern June 14, 2018
Quin Snyder Utah Jazz Northwest Western June 6, 2014
Wes Unseld Jr. Washington Wizards Southeast Eastern July 17, 2021