Which Sporting Legends Have Made The Best Coaches?

There comes a point in everyone’s career when it’s time to retire – and it’s earlier than most for those who play sports. However, sporting legends don’t have to worry about being bored for the rest of their lives, as there will be plenty of opportunities once they retire. Coaching is just one of them, so let’s see who has stepped up to the plate.

Which Sporting Legends Have Made The Best Coaches?

Lenny Wilkens

This basketball legend earned the honor of making it into the Hall of Fame not once, not twice, but a whopping three times. Once as a player, once as a coach, and then again as part of the 1992 Dream Team coaching staff. He held the most victories as a basketball coach until 2010 and was a nine-time All Star on the court.

Joe Torre

From being a National League MVP in 1971 to becoming a living legend when he took over the Yankees in 1996, Joe Torre has more than earned his place on the list of one of the best coaches in the world. His four World Series win titles in five years and Hall of Fame status made him a real asset to the MLB world.

Which Sporting Legends Have Made The Best Coaches?

Phil Jackson

When it comes to NBA coaches, no one has ever won more championships than Phil Jackson with a total of 11! He’s had the pleasure of coaching sporting legends such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O’Neal, but we can’t forget how good he was on the court before that. He became a tough one to beat both on and off the court.

These sporting legends have proven that they didn’t lose their A-Game once they stepped off the field. We just wonder if anyone could ever live up to the prowess of these players turned coaches.