Best Coach Minneapolis 2012 - Cheryl Reeve
In a year when the Twins and Vikings were bottom feeders, the Timberwolves hovered around .500, and the various Gophers teams disappointed in fresh ways, the Lynx were the lone bright spot on the Twin Cities' sports landscape. The team didn't just make a massive season-over-season improvement, it dominated the WNBA with a 27-7 record and then a trio of playoff series wins on the way to the championship. The second-year coach guided the talented team through the season and playoffs by always staying on top of the opposition and pushing her own team to do better. The squad, which sported several all-stars, responded to Reeve's no-nonsense approach, posting the league's best record on the way to the championship.