Larry Brown, George Karl, Jerry Sloan, Rick Adelman. Four good career coaches. All have won and won big. You might be surprised to know that LB has the worst career winning percentage of the group. LB is at .571, Karl is at .593, Sloan is at .604 and Adelman is at .615. So why is LB the only one in this group who gets mentioned in the same breath as Riley and Phil Jackson? He does have the one championship but overall I just don't see him as being among the superelite coaches. He is good, not great. I won't even mention Popovich because his career numbers while so much better (and championships) remain to stand the test of time. Oh yeah, LB's career playoff record is respectable but hardly overwhelming at 100-89 for .529.