SI PLAYERS POLL

[Based on a survey of 227 NBA players]
March 21, 2005

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

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)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)