Build Your Dream NBA Team, and We’ll Guess What Kind of Coach You’d Be

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By: Gavin Thagard

5 Min Quiz

Image: Wikicommons by Keith Allison

About This Quiz

The lottery is over, you've already discovered your draft position, and you have a list of players who you want to add to your roster. There are going to be some tough decisions, though. Do you want that ball-dominant point guard who can light it up from beyond the arc, or would you prefer the two-way wing who can play above the rim? More importantly, what do these decisions tell you about who you are as a coach?

It's different being a coach in the NBA than in other sports leagues — particularly the NFL and MLB — because NBA rosters are built around star power, as one player can carry a weak team deep into the playoffs and sometimes to the NBA Finals. That means coaches have to be smart about how they handle those star players and the pieces around them, but it doesn't mean coaches go about it the same way.

Are you ready to find out what type of coach you would be in the NBA? Perhaps you're a disciplinarian who enjoys strict structure, or you might be the player-friendly coach who isn't afraid to give some power to the players. Build out an NBA roster from the stars in this quiz, and find out where you fall on the NBA coaching scale.

These players recently won the NBA MVP. Which one do you want to be the MVP of your team?

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Who is your draft pick going to be if these first-overall picks are up for grabs?

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If you wanted to build an NBA team starting with the interior, which of these big men are you taking?

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The game is on the line, and you need a three-pointer to tie it before the buzzer sounds. Who do you trust to take the shot?

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Which of these former legends would you want on your squad?

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When it comes to all-time greats for the Los Angeles Lakers, where does your loyalty lie?

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Every team needs a point guard who can set up other players with scoring opportunities. Which of these elite passers do you want?

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These champions all have multiple titles on their resume. Select the one who best fits your roster.

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Would you rather have one of these veterans or a rising star for one season?

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Do you follow the defensive side of the ball well enough to know which of these shot blockers you'd want on your team?

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Of these players currently in the middle of their prime, who are you taking?

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Are you familiar enough with these Hall of Famers to identify the one who you would add to your roster?

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Rebounding is a critical part of the game. If you needed some key boards late in a game, which star rebounder are you relying on?

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What European player do you think could help you win a title?

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Superstars often need other stars to win championships. Pick the No. 2 option you'd like to have.

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If you need a bucket, you'll want to go to one of these elite scorers. Who are you going with?

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Have you watched basketball long enough to know which of these defensive stars you would want guarding the other team's best player?

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How are you using your late-round draft pick if these star role players are available?

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Would you rather have one of these young players or former stars?

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Which of these scoring champions do you want on your squad?

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The clock's rolling down, and you need someone to protect the basket from the opposing team's best offensive player. Where does your loyalty lie?

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All of these Celtics stars won a championship in different decades. Who would you want leading your team to a title?

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Select the player who never won a championship that you would still trust to play for you.

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You want your team to come out hot from the opening tipoff. Which of these point guards are you trusting to get things going early?

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Occasionally, teams sign defensive specialists to improve the defensive side of the court. Are you familiar enough with these defensive studs to know which one you'd sign?

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What former NBA Sixth Man of the Year do you want coming off the bench?

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If you're looking to add an NBA Finals MVP for some championship pedigree, who are you taking?

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Do you know these members of the "Bad Boy" Pistons well enough to know which one you're adding to your roster?

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Would you rather have one of these stars from the '80s or '90s?

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Longevity is sometimes the key to success in the NBA. Which of these players with some of the longest careers in NBA history are you taking?

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