How many black coaches are there in the NBA?
4 black coaches have won nba titles. They are: Bill Russell, Al Attles, Lenny Wilkens, and K.C. Jones. If Doc Rivers and the Celtics close out the series with the Lakers he will be the 5th. Revised answer 5 black coaches have won nba titles. They are: Bill Russell, Al Attles, Lenny Wilkens, K.C. Jones and Doc Rivers.
At the begginning of the 2009 NBA Playoffs, there were six black head coaches in the playoffs--4 in the East and 2 in the West: Cleveland's Mike Brown, Boston's Doc Rivers, Atlanta's Mike Woodson, Detroit's Michael Curry, Portland's Nate McMillan and New Orleans' Byron Scott. As of May 5th, only Brown, Rivers and Woodson remain alive in the playoffs.
There are 30 major league teams. Each team has @8 coaches ( this varies by team) for a total of around 240 coaches. There are 5 managers and 37 total black coaches in the major leagues. The Dodgers have the most with 4 while 6 teams do not have any black coaches. Of the 37 coaches 13 are of Latino decent. The break down is 16 1st Base Coaches, 9 Hitting Coaches, 5 3rd Base…