3. Avery Johnson
At 5’10”, Johnson was short in stature. But this didn’t mean he wasn’t effective. A champion with the San Antonio Spurs, he had a brilliant NBA career. Furthermore, he guaranteed his legendary status in San Antonio by scoring the winning points over the New York Knicks that year.
Nicknamed the ‘Little General’ because of his height, Johnson was a very dynamic player. Meanwhile, Johnson moved into coaching after retiring from playing. He was also the NBA Coach of the Year in 2006 with the Dallas Mavericks. This man lives and breathes basketball.