The lockout-shortened season not only tested the players, it also challenged the coaches in a remarkably unique way.
They had little time for practice amidst the grueling schedule and often had to prepare their squads for games on consecutive nights (sometimes even on three consecutive nights).
The pace of this NBA season surely caused coaches stress, but certain coaches set themselves a part this year by finding ways to manufacture wins or simply helping their team's overachieve.
As the 2011-2012 regular season concludes, it's time to examine the report cards for every coach in the league.
Which coaches snagged a grade that reflects their wise tutelage and preparation? On the other hand, which coaches underachieved and failed to reach expectations?
Let the analysis begin.