Grading the West coaches

Don Nelson gets an A but Phil Jackson rates only a B-minus in Charley Rosen's report card for Western Conference head coaches.

Updated: April 14, 2003, 12:01 PM ET
By Charley Rosen | Page 2 columnist

With less than one week remaining in the 2002-03 NBA season, it's time to evaluate the jobs turned in by each of the league's coaches. Remember, a team's record isn't the only indicator of how well -- or how poorly -- a coach performed.

On Thursday, I graded the Eastern Conference, how do the Western Confernce coaches stack up? Take a look.

Don Nelson, Dallas -- Grade: A Given that only Michael Finley and Eduardo Najera can hold their own mano-a-mano, Nelson earned his ...

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