Editor's Choice
Tad Boyle, University of Colorado Boulder

Two consecutive NCAA tournament appearances are enough to make CU Boulder fans wonder if their football-centric program is transforming into a basketball-worshipping paradise. While that's still up for debate, there's no doubt that head coach Tad Boyle has led the Buffs' resurgence. The only question now is whether Colorado will figure out a way to keep Boyle—who's quickly become hot property—from jumping to a bigger program.

Reader's Choice
George Karl, Denver Nuggets

During his final season as the Nuggets head coach, Karl led the young team to a 57-win season, the franchise's best ever. Not too shabby.