by Baron Davis —
What’s going on ya’ll? It’s your boy, BD. The folks at NBA Style asked me to step in and write a piece for the blog, so here I am!
So much has been made of NBA player’s style over the years: What we wear pregame, as we walk through the tunnel, post-game, at the podium…pretty much everywhere. For this post, I decided to run a counter and turn the spotlight on the guys who roam the sidelines and make the adjustments: the coaches.
Just as player style has evolved season-to-season and decade-to-decade, so has that of the League’s coaches. You better believe that like us, some of them have had some style hits and style misses, so there was a lot out there to work with. Let’s take a look through the years: Sideline Style Part 1: The Early Days.
Coach Larry Brown: Mad scientist…only a basketball genius can pull this off.
Next is another legend…Dr. Jack Ramsey. Talk about sideline stuntin’. That pink jacket is top 10 all-time. I NEED that.
Am I Doug Moe? Or Ron Burgundy?
Peep my guys Lenny Wilkins and Mr. Al Attles. Straight style and class. Just a few vintage pieces I wish I had in my closet.
I’ll conclude with a legend that has gone from the court to the sideline and now to the front office with the Miami Heat — the GQ coach, Mr. Pat Riley.
I mean, what more can you say about this guy? Class, professionalism — he brought that CEO/boardroom style to the game.
Stay tuned soon for Sideline Style, Part 2, as I jump forward a bit to some of the modern style leaders roaming the sidelines today.
Which coach do you think has the best style of all time? Remember to continue the conversation on Twitter using #NBAStyle!