While breaking down the different matchups of each postseason series, one thing often gets left behind: coaching.
Just a few timely adjustments or personnel decisions can completely alter the course of a series, tipping the scales between two evenly matched teams or perhaps leading a team to an unexpected upset. We've seen it plenty of times before, but yet the battle on the sidelines doesn't always get the attention it deserves.
Because coaches can impact the playoff picture so heavily, let's rank each remaining team's head man, using the following criteria: Coaches will be ranked heavily on this year's performance, but they will also be ranked on their previous playoff track records as well as overall ability and acumen.
With that in mind, here's the power ranking of the 16 playoff coaches entering the 2013-14 NBA postseason.