NBA’s Most Handsome Coaches? Texas Represent!
I've seen a LOT of different types of surveys in my life. Some of them have been useful and helpful, while others have been entertaining and thought-provoking.
Then there are the ones that are just downright silly, and today I bring you one that is maybe even beyond silly. However, it does have some Texas ties to it and at least we can lay claim to something in it.
Gambling.com decided to have a little fun with the Golden Ratio Face app to come up with the most handsome coaches in the NBA. I swear, can't make this stuff up.
Texas has three different NBA franchises. The San Antonio Spurs are coached by legend Gregg Popovich, the Houston Rockets have Stephen Silas, and the Dallas Mavericks have former NBA superstar Jason Kidd at the helm.
Out of those three, ONE of them landed inside the top 10 of this survey, which means we have one of the most handsome coaches in the NBA. Let's take a look at all three of them.
Taking a look at the resume of Gregg Popovich from a sporting standpoint is something amazing. He's been the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs since the 1996-97 season, he has created an incredible coaching tree in the NBA of people who have gone on to head coach their own teams, he was the first to put a female on the bench with him as a coach, and oh yeah, he's won FIVE NBA titles.
But we aren't looking at the sporting accomplishments here, we're looking at whether or not he passes the eye test as one of the most attractive coaches in the NBA. Is it really fair to put a 73-year-old in this contest? I guess they're all in it, no matter their age right?
Here we have Stephen Silas, head coach of the Houston Rockets. They've been going through it a bit the last few years as they rebuild, but again, this isn't about the team. It's about the coach, and how good he looks on that sideline. Silas is knocking on the door of 50m but he's got almost a full year in front of him for that as he just turned 49 years old in August.
One of my favorite basketball players growing up, he even went to my favorite college Cal, is Jason Kidd. Electric on the court, his vision for finding the open man was incredible. He wrapped up his career in 2013 then jumped right into his first head coaching gig the following season with the Brooklyn Nets. While he seems to be getting a passing grade as a coach, does he get a passing grade as one of the 10 most handsome NBA coaches at age 49?
Out of these three, only Silas popped up inside the top 10 checking in at number 9 on the list. He scored a 7.96 out of 10 on the handsome scale according to the app. The top age bracket of handsome coaches however was coaches in their 60s, even though only two coaches over the age of 60 popped up in the top 10.
Take a look at the entire list of coaches HERE, and let me know what YOU think.