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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  10 responses

NBA Players Poll: Stan Van Gundy Least Popular Coach, Doc Rivers Most Popular


Not too surprisingly, NBA players who were polled by SI aren’t too enarmored with the idea of playing for SVG, but they seem to like Doc Rivers a whole lot: “Which coach would you like to play for the… MOST? Doc Rivers, Celtics 22%, Mike D’Antoni 21%, Gregg Popovich, Spurs 16%, Rick Carlisle, Mavericks 6%, Rick Adelman, T-Wolves 5%,

LEAST? Stan Van Gundy, MagicC 22%, Scott Skiles, Bucks 14%, Byron Scott, Cavaliers 9%, Flip Saunders 6%, Mike D’Antoni 4%”

(h/t: TBJ)

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  • Shecky Shabazz

    When were they polled because Flip was canned a good while ago…

  • Heals

    Melo voted 4 times for D’Antoni as least popular, while Amar’e and Lin voted 10 times a piece for him as most popular. No surprise Doc is numero uno, now if only those 22% were All-star caliber players and FA’s this summer so DAinge could make it happen…

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    So D’Antoni is the 2nd most popular and the 5th most unpopular coach at the same time???

    “Popularception”

  • http://www.kobebeefnba.com LDR4

    Did they only ask Dwight Howard and Brandon Bass?

  • fitzy

    of course d’antoni is well liked. he doesn’t make anyone play defense

  • RIGGS

    Doc is a player’s coach, hopefully he can have a succesful team after the big 3 retires

  • bike

    Let’s poll the coaches now and ask them which player they would most like and least like on their team.
    LEAST. Dwight 99%,…

  • bike

    I stink like gorilla juice all day.

  • Justin G.

    These polls are a joke.

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