WNBA General Managers make their picks for 2010
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 Phoenix Mercury? 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. Mike Thibault 36.4%
Mike Thibault
2. Corey Gaines 27.3%
3. Lin Dunn 18.2%
4. Marynell Meadors 9%
Brian Agler 9%

Which head coach is the best manager/motivator of people?
1. Jennifer Gillom 18.2%
Jennifer Gillom
Anne Donovan 18.2%
Brian Agler 18.2%
4. Mike Thibault 9%
Lin Dunn 9%
Cheryl Reeve 9%
Corey Gaines 9%
Julie Plank 9%

Which head coach makes the best in-game adjustments?
1. Mike Thibault 45.5%
Mike Thibault
2. Corey Gaines 27.3%
3. Lin Dunn 18.2%
4. Marynell Meadors 9%
Brian Agler 9%

Which head coach is the best at developing young players?
1. Mike Thibault 50%
Mike Thibault
2. Sandy Brondello 20%
3. Anne Donovan 10%
Julie Plank 10%
Jennifer Gillom 10%

Who is the best assistant coach in the WNBA?
1. Marianne Stanley 18.2%
Marianne Stanley
Olaf Lange 18.2%
Gary Kloppenberg 18.2%
4. Carol Ross 9%
Bernadette Mattox 9%
Nancy Darsch 9%
Stephanie White 9%
Scott Hawk 9%

Which active player would make the best head coach someday?
1. Sue Bird 30%
Sue Bird
2. Kara Lawson 20%
Becky Hammom 20%
4. Tamika Catchings 10%
Ticha Penicheiro 10%
Temeka Johnson 10%

Which head coach is the best in the last two minutes of a close game?
1. Mike Thibault 30%
Mike Thibault
2. Anne Donovan 20%
Corey Gaines 20%
4. Lin Dunn 10%
Julie Plank 10%
Brian Agler 10%

Which head coach runs the best offense?
1. Corey Gaines 72.7%
Corey Gaines
2. Marynell Meadors 9.1%
Mike Thibault 9.1%
Cheryl Reeve 9.1%

Which head coach has the best defensive schemes?
1. Lin Dunn 54.5%
Lin Dunn
2. Corey Gaines 18.2%
Marynell Meadors 18.2%
4. Mike Thibault 9.1%

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