NBA Playoffs 2011: Ranking Phil Jackson and Head Coaches for Each Playoff Team

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NBA Playoffs 2011: Ranking Phil Jackson and Head Coaches for Each Playoff Team
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The NBA Playoffs come down to many things. Teamwork, clutch shooting, defense and discipline are just a few of the attributes championship teams need. However, the biggest and possibly most underrated aspect of playoff basketball is coaching.

With such a wide open field in this year's playoffs, the coaching angle of the game will be magnified. Whether a team decides to push the ball, concentrate on defense, lock down the other team's star or simply stick to their brand of basketball will be up to the coaches.

This year's group of coaches is extremely diverse. There are first-year coaches, veteran coaches, coaches on the hot seat, coaches rumored to retire and coaches looking to build a legacy in the NBA.

Let's go ahead and get this playoff party started. Here are the power rankings for the playoff head coaches.

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