Special Report

Greatest Coaches of All Time

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15. Joe Gibbs
> Record: 154-94
> Championships: 3
> Team(s): Washington Redskins
> Career: 1981-2007

Most coaches with multiple Super Bowl titles paired up with a single dynamic quarterback to create a dynasty, but not Joe Gibbs. Gibbs was such a terrific offensive coach that he led the Washington Redskins to three Super Bowl victories in the span of 10 years with three different QBs — Joe Theismann, Doug Williams, and Mark Rypien — at the helm.

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14. Glen Sather
> Record: 497-307-121
> Championships: 4
> Team(s): Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers
> Career: 1976-2004

Glen Sather took over the Edmonton Oilers at just 33 years old, guiding the team in its transition from the World Hockey Association to the NHL. Along with Wayne Gretzky, he took Edmonton from an expansion franchise to powerhouse, winning four Stanley Cups in five seasons from 1984 to 1988.

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13. Pat Riley
> Record: 1210-694
> Championships: 5
> Team(s): Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks
> Career: 1981-2008

Pat Riley’s coaching career got off to an incredible start, leading the Showtime Lakers to the 1982 NBA championship in his first season in charge. He would go on to make the Finals in seven of his first eight seasons, winning four times. Riley would cap his coaching career by leading the Heat to their first title in 2006.

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12. Steve Kerr
> Record: 322-88
> Championships: 3
> Team(s): Golden State Warriors
> Career: 2014-present

Though he’s only coached for a handful of seasons, Steve Kerr has already distinguished himself as one of the most successful NBA coaches of all time. He revolutionized the way NBA offenses are run, with the help of sharpshooters Klay Thompson and Steph Curry, winning three titles in five consecutive NBA Finals appearances.

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11. Casey Stengel
> Record: 1905-1842-19
> Championships: 7
> Team(s): New York Yankees, Boston Braves, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Mets
> Career: 1934-1965

No MLB manager has won more World Series championships than Casey Stengel. Though his other stops as manager of the Dodgers, Braves, and Mets were unsuccessful, his Yankees teams of the late 1940s and 1950s were some of the best of all time, winning seven titles.

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