If you were a figure skater and could have your pick of any coach, who would it be? Who is considered the best? I have no idea myself but John Nicks looks like such a genial father figure to me. But then again, even he couldn't help Sasha conquer her demons. And he has so many pupils, how much time can he spare for you unless you are aiming for Olympic gold? Men or women, does it matter? Same nationality and style? What are the things to consider when choosing a coach?