College Basketball Coaches Who Left For the NBA
College Basketball Coaches Who Left For the NBA

Every few years, an accomplished college basketball coach makes the leap to the world of the NBA. When it happens, that means a renewed debate over whether collegiate coaches have the tools to be successful in the professional game.

Dan Hurley is the latest successful college coach to eye a move to the NBA.'

Hurley certainly made college basketball odds bettors a lot of money over the last two years, but can he replicate that success in Los Angeles?

College Basketball Coaches Who Left For the NBA

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Coach Previous College Team (Years) NBA Team Years (Record)
John Beilein Michigan (2007-19) Cavaliers 2019-20 (14-40)
Billy Donovan Florida (1996-2015) Thunder 2015-20 (261-180)
Fred Hoiberg Iowa State (2010-15) Bulls 2015-18 (117-159)
Quin Snyder Missouri (1999-2006) Jazz 2014-22 (393-294)
Brad Stevens Butler (2007-13) Celtics 2013-21 (392-322)
Mike Dunlap St. John's (2010-12, Assistant Coach) Bobcats 2012-13 (21-61)
Reggie Theus New Mexico State (2005-07) Kings 2007-08 (44-62)
Mike Montgomery Stanford (1986-2004) Warriors 2004-06 (68 -96)
Lon Kruger Illinois (1996-2000) Hawks 2000-03 (69-122)
Leonard Hamilton Miami Florida (1990-2000) Wizards 2000-01 (19-63)
Tim Floyd Iowa State (1994-98) Bulls 1998-2001 (93-235)
Rick Pitino Kentucky (1989-97) Celtics 1997-2001 (102-146)
John Calipari UMass (1988-96) Nets 1996-99 (72-115)
Jerry Tarkanian UNLV (1973-92) Spurs 1992 (9-11)
Rick Pitino (Again) Providence (1985-87) Knicks 1987-89 (96-81)

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