The First Step Out

Other than the two men who had at least partial ownership of their teams Connie Mack (Athletics) and Eddie Gottlieb (Warriors)  Charlie Manuel lasted longer in his job after winning a title than any head coach who won a major pro championship in Philadelphia.

Here are those 10 coaches with their titles and how many season they lasted after first raising the trophy:

 

 PHILLY'S TITLE-WINNING HEAD COACHES (And When They Left)

 Coach

 Team
 1st
 Title

 Other Titles
 Last
 Season
 After
 1st Title  
 
 Connie Mack  Athletics    1910  1911, '13, '29, '30   1950  40
 Eddie Gottlieb  Warriors  1946-47    —  1954-55      8
 Charlie Manuel  Phillies  2008    2013    4.75
 Fred Shero  Flyers  1973-74  1974-75  1977-78    4
 George Senesky  Warriors  1955-56    1958-59    3
 Greasy Neale  Eagles  1948  1949  1950    2
 Billy Cunningham    Sixers  1982-83    1984-85    2
 Alex Hannum  Sixers  1966-67    1967-68    1
 Dallas Green  Phillies  1980    1981    1
 Buck Shaw  Eagles  1960    1960    0

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