WNBA General Managers make their picks for 2011
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 Seattle Storm? 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. Brian Agler 50%
Brian Agler
2. Mike Thibault 16.7%
3. Lin Dunn 8.3%
Corey Gaines 8.3%
Jennifer Gillom 8.3%
John Whisenant 8.3%

Which head coach is the best manager/motivator of people?
1. Brian Agler 50%
Brian Agler
2. Corey Gaines 20%
3. Pokey Chatman 10%
Lin Dunn 10%
Trudi Lacey 10%

Which head coach makes the best in-game adjustments?
1. Brian Agler 33.3%
Brian Agler
Mike Thibault 33.3%
3. Lin Dunn 16,7%
4. Dan Hughes 8.3%
Marynell Meadors 8.3%

Which head coach is the best in the last two minutes of a close game?
1. Brian Agler 54.5%
Brian Agler
2. Mike Thibault 27.2%
3. Lin Dunn 8.3%
John Whisenant 8.3%

Who is the best assistant coach in the WNBA?
1. Gary Kloppenburg 31.8%
Gary Kloppenburg
2. Carol Ross 13.6%
3. Jenny Boucek 9.1%
Sandy Brondello 9.1%
Joe Bryant 9.1%
Nancy Darsch 9.1%
Marianne Stanley 9.1%
Scott Hawk 4.5%
Jeff House 4.5%

Which active player would make the best head coach someday?
1. Tamika Catchings 18.1%
Tamika Catchings
Becky Hammon 18.1%
Taj McWilliams-Franklin 18.1%
Kara Lawson 18.1%
2. Sue Bird 10%
Katie Smith 9.1%
Ticha Penicheiro 9.1%

Which coach is the best at developing young players?
1. Marynell Meadors 25%
Marynell Meadors
Mike Thibault 25%
3. Brian Agler 8.3%
Corey Gaines 8.3%
Trudi Lacey 8.3%
Marynell Meadors 8.3%
Cheryl Reeve 8.3%
John Whisenant 8.3%

Which head coach runs the best offense?
1. Corey Gaines 66.7%
Corey Gaines
2. Brian Agler 33.3%

Which head coach has the best defensive schemes?
1. Lin Dunn 45.8%
Lin Dunn
2. Brian Agler 20.8%
3. John Whisenant 16.7%
4. Trudi Lacey 8.3%
Marynell Meadors 8.3%

More Survey Results
2011 Predictions Best players Offseason moves Rookies, International
Defense Top coaches Miscellaneous
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