Editor's note: In this special presentation, former NBA coach Jim O'Brien evaluates each Western Conference coach, and former NBA coach John Carroll of Scouts Inc. evaluates each Eastern Conference coach. For each team, we look at the team strengths, team weaknesses, coaching style, coaching challenges and the future.
To evaluate each coach yourself, or to see how fans rank each coach, go to the SportsNation Coach Approval Ratings.
Use the menu below to go to each team.
John Carroll joined Scouts Inc. after nine years as an NBA coach, including a seven-year tenure with the Boston Celtics that concluded with a four-month stint as interim head coach in 2003-04. Before joining the NBA, Carroll spent six years as head coach at Duquesne University and seven years at Seton Hall as an assistant to head coach P.J. Carlesimo.