There are generally two philosophies when a team is looking for their next head coach: a young up-and-comer that can relate to the players or a long-time veteran that can command the respect of 20 year-old millionaires. We’ve taken a look at the oldest coaches in the NBA. Now, let’s take a look at the youngest coaches in the NBA.
Here are the top 5 youngest NBA coaches during the 2022-2023 season.
- Will Hardy, Utah Jazz – 34 years old
Hardy is in his first year as the Jazz head man after a few seasons as an NBA assistant, most recently with the Boston Celtics.
- Joe Mazzulla, Boston Celtics – 34 years old
His opportunity to lead the Celtics came following the suspension of Ime Udoka. Mazzulla leads this team as one of the best in the NBA.
- Mark Daigneault, Oklahoma City Thunder – 37 years old
In his third season with OKC, he has his best team this season, but will need to make a run to find their way into the playoffs for the first time.
- Taylor Jenkins, Memphis Grizzlies – 38 years old
Despite being one of the youngest coaches in the NBA, Jenkins has proved to be one of the best. Memphis has gotten better each year under his leadership.
- Willie Green, New Orleans Pelicans – 41 years old
Green has had a respectable start to his NBA head coaching career. Unfortunately, there’s not much he can do to keep Zion Williamson on the floor.