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SI PLAYERS POLL

March 21, 2005
March 21, 2005

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SI PLAYERS POLL

[Based on a survey of 227 NBA players]

For complete results and breakdown of the poll go to SI.com/scorecard.

This is an article from the March 21, 2005 issue

Who is the best coach in the NBA?

Larry Brown, Pistons 28%
Gregg Popovich, Spurs 24%
Jerry Sloan, Jazz 15%
Mike D'Antoni, Suns 5%

Who is the worst coach?

Byron Scott, Hornets 29%
Scott Skiles, Bulls 8%
Mike Montgomery, Warriors 6%
Jeff Van Gundy, Rockets 5%

FAST FACTS: Players were not allowed to vote for their own coach.... Twenty-one coaches received votes for "best" and 24 received votes for "worst".... Brown has had winning seasons in 28 of his 32 years as a professional or college head coach.... Scott tied for sixth in the best coach survey (3%).

COLOR PHOTOBILL HABER/AP (SCOTT)COLOR PHOTOTOM HAUCK/ICON SMI (BROWN)