B/R's Ultimate One-on-One Tournament, NBA Head Coach Edition

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B/R's Ultimate One-on-One Tournament, NBA Head Coach Edition
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As a service to humanity, the esteemed members of the B/R NBA universe have devoted time, energy and votes to an auspicious project that will undoubtedly change the way readers think about basketball, competition and the very spirit of sport.

Or, maybe said project will result in a fun read. Either way, you're welcome.

Behold: "B/R's Ultimate One-on-One Tournament, NBA Head Coach Edition," a cutthroat, seeded tournament designed to determine which current head coach would come out on top in a hypothetical set of one-on-one games.

We're pretending these guys—from once-maligned, drink-spilling, since-redeemed Jason Kidd to ancient media darling Gregg Popovich—are actually going to suit up and ball.

The rules are simple. It'll be winner's outs, games will go to 15 by twos and threes and the higher seed gets the ball to start the game.

We established the seeding for our tournament by popular vote and set up brackets based on those rankings. From there, B/R's NBA writers and editors voted on each matchup to determine who would advance.

A key point we observed throughout the process and one you should keep in mind as we reveal the results: We took these coaches as they are. This is a tournament being played right now, at this moment. Accordingly, factors like age, crankiness, injury, height, fitness, willingness to cheat and recent heart attacks all factored into the calculus.

Enough with the rules! Let's see who won this thing.

*Jason Kidd and Jeff Hornacek, our two top seeds, are getting first-round byes and won't appear in Round 1 matchups.

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