After a post about average NBA career length for players I feel like there’s a follow-up needed…
the same information about coaches and general managers ;-)
On one hand gathering data for this one was easier because pages at basketball-reference.com about coaches and GMs include columns “years spent in the NBA” but on the other hand age information required checking all coaches individually. Well, you can’t always have such beautiful database suited to your strange questions ;-)
As you can easily calculate from above links Average NBA Career Length for 294 Coaches is 5,05 years.
So barely longer than players. Is it surprising or not?
Below is a full breakdown [I had to use 5-year intervals because of small one-year sample sizes]:
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