Red is without question the greatest GM/President/Executive/Whatever you want to call that position in NBA history (Jerry West is the only guy even close to him), but I think people often put some of that GM skill on his actual coaching. So how good a coach was he actually? And yes, I'm well aware of the 9 titles he won as a coach, but I will say this, Bill Russell was so easy to coach to championships that Bill Russell coached himself to his last 2 titles. If Bill can not only play, but also coach and win championships, doesn't that diminish the perceived coaching prowess of Red a great deal? Red was obviously a good coach, but I think many people think he is a top 2 or 3 coach all time, and I'm really not sure that he was. If you had 1 season and needed a coach (who could not alter a roster at all), where would Red rank on that list?