Best Coach - 2003
Readers' Choice: Rudy Tomjanovich
Only one coach in this city has led a team to four straight championships. While his point guard died from cancer. While his two star players fought so much that it made the Clyde-and-Chuckster feud look like a couple of preschoolers fighting over a toy. While his home court got wiped out by a flood. Yes, Van Chancellor has had to deal with a lot of problems, but he's kept his team together, he's kept his wits, and he's continued to do the best commercials on sports radio. This season, he's had only one constant, Tina Thompson, one of the few holdovers from the championship years. Half of his team has been injured at one time or another. Yet he's kept the team in the playoff hunt and still done his media appearances with good humor. Bravo.