WNBA General Managers make their picks for 2009
GM Survey: Top Coaches

Who is the best player in the game? Who is the best coach? Which team has the best chance of taking the title from the Detroit Shock? Which player would GMs sign first if they were starting a team today?

Once again, WNBA.com posed questions to the league's general managers to learn what the people who make the decisions really think about these topics and more.

Who is the best head coach in the WNBA?
1. Bill Laimbeer 50.0%
Bill Laimbeer
2. Mike Thibault 25.0%
3. Michael Cooper 8.3%
Pat Coyle 8.3%
Dan Hughes 8.3%

Which head coach is the best manager/motivator of people?
1. Bill Laimbeer 50.0%
Bill Laimbeer
2. Dan Hughes 16.7%
Mike Thibault 16.7%
4. Michael Cooper 8.3%
Corey Gaines 8.3%

Which head coach is the best strategic/Xs and Os coach?
1. Mike Thibault 58.3%
Mike Thibault
2. Brian Agler 8.3%
Pat Coyle 8.3%
Lin Dunn 8.3%
Dan Hughes 8.3%
Julie Plank 8.3%

Which head coach is the best at developing young players?
1. Mike Thibault 27.2%
Mike Thibault
2. Bill Laimbeer 18.2%
3. Jenny Boucek 9.1%
Michael Cooper 9.1%
Pat Coyle 9.1%
Corey Gaines 9.1%
Dan Hughes 9.1%
Julie Plank 9.1%

Who is the best assistant coach in the WNBA?
1. Anne Donovan 27.2%
Anne Donovan
2. Marianne Stanley 18.2%
3. Sandy Brondello 9.1%
Nancy Darsch 9.1%
Gary Kloppenburg 9.1%
Cheryl Reeve 9.1%
Carol Ross 9.1%
Stephanie White 9.1%

Which active player would make the best head coach someday?
1. Sue Bird 16.7%
Sue Bird
Kara Lawson 16.7%
Katie Smith 16.7%
4. Tamika Catchings 8.3%
Becky Hammon 8.3%
Vickie Johnson 8.3%
Lisa Leslie 8.3%
Ticha Penicheiro 8.3%
Taj McWilliams 8.3%

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