It is fun to rank the NBA's smartest players, but it's just as interesting to rank the league's brightest coaches.
The value of a coaching guru is often underrated. Talent and sheer skill will be enough in some games, but a team that wins a championship usually has a bright coach.
The NBA, as a whole, is at a high level right now. The league boasts an array of incredibly skilled players, and there have been an increasing number of brilliant coaches who have made a name for themselves.
As we approach a new season, it's the appropriate time to analyze who ranks at the top of the NBA's wisest coaches.