As everyone knows, time changes things. Time saw Kevin Durant move from OKC to Golden State. Time saw Derrick Rose go from MVP to washed-up backup guard. In the NBA, time is always undefeated.

That remains true for the coaches as much as it does for the players. In fact, coaches are often in and out the door more frequently than the team’s core stars. But even as that remains true, there are some coaches, some teams, that put Father time to the test.

Be it by a love for consistency, an insanely good coach, or just failure to find something better, there are a number of teams whose coaching positions have remained occupied by the same man for years.

In this list, all 30 NBA head coaches are listed from longest tenure to shortest tenure. Here’s what it looks like:


30. Jeff Hornacek, Knicks

Hire Date: June 2, 2016


29. Mike D’Antoni, Rockets

Hire Date: June 1, 2016


28. David Fizdale, Grizzlies

Hire Date: May 29, 2016


27. Frank Vogel, Magic

Hire Date: May 20, 2016


26. Nate McMillan, Pacers

Hire Date: May 16, 2016


25. Dave Joerger, Kings

Hire Date: May 9, 2016


24. Luke Walton, Lakers

Hire Date: April 29, 2016


23. Scott Brooks, Wizards

Hire Date: April 26, 2016


22. Tom Thibodeau, Timberwolves

Hire Date: April 20, 2016


21. Kenny Atkinson, Nets

Hire Date: April 17, 2016


20. Earl Watson, Suns

Hire Date: February 2016


19. Tyronn Lue, Cavaliers

Hire Date: January 2016


18. Michael Malone, Nuggets

Hire Date: June 15, 2015


17. Fred Hoiberg, Bulls

Hire Date: June 2, 2015


16. Alvin Gentry, Pelicans

Hire Date: May 2015 


15. Billy Donovan, Thunder

Hire Date: April 2015


14. Jason Kidd, Bucks

Hire Date: July 2014


13. Quin Snyder, Jazz

Hire Date: June 2014


12. Steve Kerr, Warriors

Hire Date: May 14, 2014


11. Stan Van Gundy, Pistons

Hire Date: May 14, 2014


10. Brett Brown, Sixers

Hire Date: August 2013


9. Brad Stevens, Celtics

Hire Date: July 2013


8. Doc Rivers, Clippers

Hire Date: June 2013


7. Steve Clifford, Hornets

Hire Date: May 29, 2013


6. Mike Budenholzer, Hawks

Hire Date: May 28, 2013


5. Terry Stotts, Trail Blazers

Hire Date: August 2012


4. Dwane Casey, Raptors

Hire Date: June 2011


3. Rick Carlisle, Mavericks

Hire Date: May 2008


2. Erik Spoelstra, Heat

Hire Date: April 2008


1. Gregg Popovich, Spurs

Hire Date: December 1996


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