The 'Winning coach from every NBA Finals' quiz
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The 'Winning coach from every NBA Finals' quiz

Congratulations to the Milwaukee Bucks for winning their first NBA Championship in fifty years. While the win was undoubtedly sweet for Giannis, Khris Middleton and the entire Bucks roster, it also has to be a big sigh of relief for head coach Mike Budenholzer. It was an open secret that Coach Bud was coaching for his job this postseason. And despite all that pressure, he was able to lead the franchise to its second title. Now the only question is whether or not he and the Bucks can run it back next season.

Which brings us to today's quiz of the day. In 1949, the Basketball Association of America merged with the National Basketball League to form the National Basketball Association. The first official NBA Finals were held a year later in 1950. So with that in mind, how many of the winning coaches from every NBA Finals can you name in six minutes?

Good luck!

SCORE:
0/72
TIME:
6:00
2021 / MIL
Mike Budenholzer
2020 / LAL
Frank Vogel
2019 / TOR
Nick Nurse
2018 / GSW
Steve Kerr
2017 / GSW
Steve Kerr
2016 / CLE
Tyronn Lue
2015 / GSW
Steve Kerr
2014 / SA
Gregg Popovich
2013 / MIA
Erik Spoelstra
2012 / MIA
Erik Spoelstra
2011 / DAL
Rick Carlisle
2010 / LAL
Phil Jackson
2009 / LAL
Phil Jackson
2008 / BOS
Doc Rivers
2007 / SA
Gregg Popovich
2006 / MIA
Pat Riley
2005 / SA
Gregg Popovich
2004 / DET
Larry Brown
2003 / SA
Gregg Popovich
2002 / LAL
Phil Jackson
2001 / LAL
Phil Jackson
2000 / LAL
Phil Jackson
1999 / SA
Gregg Popovich
1998 / CHI
Phil Jackson
1997 / CHI
Phil Jackson
1996 / CHI
Phil Jackson
1995 / HOU
Rudy Tomjanovich
1994 / HOU
Rudy Tomjanovich
1993 / CHI
Phil Jackson
1992 / CHI
Phil Jackson
1991 / CHI
Phil Jackson
1990 / DET
Chuck Daly
1989 / DET
Chuck Daly
1988 / LAL
Pat Riley
1987 / LAL
Pat Riley
1986 / BOS
K.C. Jones
1985 / LAL
Pat Riley
1984 / BOS
K.C. Jones
1983 / PHI
Billy Cunningham
1982 / LAL
Pat Riley
1981 / BOS
Bill Fitch
1980 / LAL
Paul Westhead
1979 / SEA
Lenny Wilkens
1978 / WAS
Dick Motta
1977 / POR
Jack Ramsey
1976 / BOS
Tom Heinsohn
1975 / GSW
Al Attles
1974 / BOS
Tom Heinsohn
1973 / NYK
Red Holzman
1972 / LAL
Bill Sharman
1971 / MIL
Larry Costello
1970 / NYK
Red Holzman
1969 / BOS
Bill Russell
1968 / BOS
Bill Russell
1967 / PHI
Alex Hannum
1966 / BOS
Red Auerbach
1965 / BOS
Red Auerbach
1964 / BOS
Red Auerbach
1963 / BOS
Red Auerbach
1962 / BOS
Red Auerbach
1961 / BOS
Red Auerbach
1960 / BOS
Red Auerbach
1959 / BOS
Red Auerbach
1958 / STL
Alex Hannum
1957 / BOS
Red Auerbach
1956 / PHW
George Senesky
1955 / SYR
Al Cervi
1954 / MPLS
John Kundla
1953 / MPLS
John Kundla
1952 / MPLS
John Kundla
1951 / ROC
Les Harrison
1950 / MPLS
John Kundla

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