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Which head coach would you most like to play for?

Phil Jackson, Lakers ....... 21%
Mike D'Antoni, Suns ....... 21%
Gregg Popovich, Spurs ....... 15%
Don Nelson, Warriors ....... 10%
Jerry Sloan, Jazz ....... 4%
Rick Adelman, Rockets ....... 3%
Doc Rivers, Celtics ....... 3%
Pat Riley, Heat ....... 3%
Avery Johnson, Mavericks ....... 3%
Nate McMillan, Trail Blazers ....... 3%

Based on a survey of 242 NBA Players


FAST FACTS:
Players could not vote for their own coach.... The Heat's Pat Riley and the Celtics' Doc Rivers, each of whom drew 3%, were the top vote-getters among Eastern Conference coaches.... Among players 30 and older Popovich was the winner, drawing 19% of that vote; Jackson got more than half of the rookie vote.... Each of the top five except Sloan has won a Coach of the Year award.

This is an expanded version of the NBA poll from the January 28, 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated.

What's your take on this poll?

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