25 Hall of Fame players who became NBA coaches

Steve Nash is the latest NBA legend to become an NBA coach

From NBA.com Staff

Sep 3, 2020 2:06 PM ET

Steve Nash and Jason Kidd were both inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.

Hall of Fame guard Steve Nash has been named the next coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

The two-time MVP joins an exclusive list of Hall of Fame players who went on to become NBA coaches. There are only two who have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as both an NBA player and an NBA coach -- Lenny Wilkens and Tom Heinsohn.

From Bill Russell to Jerry West to Magic Johnson, here's the complete list of legendary NBA players that picked up the clipboard.

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Lenny Wilkens1332115511969-701989, 1998
K.C. Jones52225221973-741989
Tom Heinsohn42726321969-701986, 2015
Bill Russell 34129021966-671975
Bill Sharman33324011966-671976
Paul Westphal31827901992-932019
Maurice Cheeks30531502001-022018
Kevin McHale23218502004-051999
Wes Unseld20234501987-881988
Dick McGuire19726101959-601993
Isiah Thomas18722302000-012000
Jason Kidd18319002013-142018
Dan Issel18020801992-931993
Dave Cowens16119101978-791991
Dolph Schayes15117201963-641973
Larry Bird1476701997-981998
Jerry West14510101976-771980
Bob Cousy14120701969-701971
Elgin Baylor8613501974-751977
Willis Reed8212401977-781982
Dave DeBusschere7914301964-651983
Bob Lanier122501994-951992
Dennis Johnson81602002-032010
Magic Johnson51101993-942002
Bob Pettit4201961-621971

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