Moe became a coach in 1976-1977, working behind the bench for 15 years, ten of them with the Denver Nuggets. He also had stops in San Antonio and Philadelphia. His Denver teams were characterized by a run-and-gun style that emphasized offense rather than defense. He was often criticized for his style, but the fans loved it. While he never won an NBA title, his overall coaching record was a successful 628-529, and he won the 1987-88 NBA Coach of the Year Award. He is currently an assistant coach with the Nuggets.
While he is considered the most successful coach in Nuggets history, many consider his stint with the Sixers as disastrous. He did not last through his first season and was replaced by assistant Fred Carter.