There are many different paths to becoming a head coach in the NBA. Brian Shaw spent seven seasons studying under Phil Jackson as an assistant with the Lakers, then one season on Frank Vogel's Pacers staff. Brad Stevens came from the college ranks after a successful tenure at Butler. Jason Kidd went straight from playing for the Knicks to coaching the in-city rival Nets. All took different routes but landed in the same place. Which rookie head coach will have the best season? Click the images below to set your rankings!

NBA rookie head coaches

Brett Brown

Brett Brown

Philadelphia 76ers

Mike Budenholzer

Mike Budenholzer

Atlanta Hawks

Steve Clifford

Steve Clifford

Charlotte Bobcats

Jeff Hornacek

Jeff Hornacek

Phoenix Suns

David Joerger

David Joerger

Memphis Grizzlies

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

Brooklyn Nets

Michael Malone

Michael Malone

Sacramento Kings

Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw

Denver Nuggets

Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens

Boston Celtics

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