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Best Coach 

Jim Hughes, Cleveland Rockers

The WNBA Rockers posted a pathetic 7-25 record in 1999, clearing a seat on the bench for Ohio native Jim Hughes. With Hughes at the helm, the 2000 Rockers reminded Northeast Ohioans what a basketball arena should look and sound like (cheering fans! lively play! passing!). The Rockers went 17-15 before losing in true Cleveland fashion to New York in the playoffs. Now, if a WNBA team had the nerve to hire an unemployed coach last seen grabbing a beagle by its paw for not addressing him as "Ruff Knight," things could really get exciting at the Gund.

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