Most Popular NBA Coaches On The Internet Revealed

Most Popular NBA Coaches On The Internet Revealed

With the start of the NBA season in touching distance, new data has revealed which coach attracts the most attention in the US.

The sports betting experts at sidelines.io have crunched the numbers to find out which current NBA coach attracts the most internet users’ attention, using Google search volume.

NBA’s ten most popular coaches on the internet

Name Team  Monthly searches
Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors 197,000
Ime Udoka Boston Celtics 176,000
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks 167,000
Steve Nash Brooklyn Nets 150,000
Doc Rivers Philadelphia 76ers 103,000
Monty Williams Phoenix Suns 86,000
Chauncey Billups Portland Trail Blazers 72,000
Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs 62,000
Darvin Ham Los Angeles Lakers 52,000
Rick Carlisle Indiana Pacers 46,000

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According to the data, Steve Kerr is the NBA’s most popular coach with a staggering 197,000 internet searches each month on average.


The Golden State coach has been at the franchise for the last eight years. He has won an unbelievable total of nine Championships as both a player and coach.

Celtics coach, Ime Udoka is next on the list with 176,000 monthly searches, closely followed by two-time Olympic gold winner, Jason Kidd, who amassed 167,000 searches a month.

Eight-time NBA All-Star, Steve Nash managed to achieve a fourth place on the list with exactly 150,000 Google searches a month.

Philadelphia 76ers coach, Doc Rivers, was the fifth coach on the top ten list to be searched on Google over 100,000 times per month.

Former New York Knicks players Monty Williams and Chauncey Billups rank sixth and seventh on the list with 86,000 and 72,000 searches respectively.

The oldest head coach ever in the NBA, Gregg Popovich, ranked eighth with 62,000 monthly searches.

Newly appointed Lakers coach Darvin Ham managed to get himself a place inside the top ten with 52,000 monthly searches. Ham will be looking to make a good impression in his first major coaching job with Los Angeles this season.

NBA veteran Rick Carlisle came in the tenth position with 46,000 Google searches a month.

Least popular NBA coaches on the internet

Name Team Monthly searches
J. B. Bickerstaff Cleveland Cavaliers 100
Will Hardy Utah Jazz 2,500
Steve Clifford Charlotte Hornets 4,500
Mark Daigneault Oklahoma City Thunder 4,700
Wes Unseld Jr Washington Wizards 4,900


When considering the least popular coaches in the league, J. B. Bickerstaff came bottom of the pile with 100 monthly searches. He is one of the only coaches on the list not to have had an NBA career as a player.

The youngest head coach in the NBA, Will Hardy accumulated the second least number of searches with just 2,500 per month.

The rest of the coaches in the bottom five combined had 1297% fewer searches per month than Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr.

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