The best coach in the NBA must either bring a winning atmosphere to a team, a new dimension to their game or perhaps simply sustain a franchise's previous success.
There are plenty of coaches this year deserving of this accolade.
Gregg Popovich comes to most fans' minds early in discussions about best coach in the league, but newer and younger coaches like Mark Jackson and Frank Vogel have made a name for themselves by bringing a winning culture to their respective teams.
The coaches on this list are picked based on not only their team's performance, but also how they've gotten there.
Stats and records don't tell the entire story, but there's no doubt they are major factors.