NBA Predictions: Who Will Be the League Coach of the Year?

By Kohl Rast
Oct 6, 2016; Greensboro, NC, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens talks to the players on the bench in the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 6, 2016; Greensboro, NC, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens talks to the players on the bench in the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 8, 2016; Kansas City , MO, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau reacts to a call during the first half against the Miami Heat at Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 8, 2016; Kansas City , MO, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau reacts to a call during the first half against the Miami Heat at Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

Tom Thibodeau

For the most part, each member of the staff picked different names to win Coach of the Year. However, three of our writers agreed on one name in the NBA.

“He’s a great coach that needed a change of scenery, and will be the perfect fit to develop this young Minnesota team. His facial expressions are the best in the league and has a knack for getting the most out of his teams. Look for Minnesota to be a much more disciplined and organized team this year.”

– Shawn James

“This one is easy. Tom Thibodeau. This team is stacked with talent and if the pre season is any indication of the chemistry that we’ll see each year then Thibs is definitely a shoe in for the award. Thibodeau is a tough and defensive minded coach.

He will definitely commit to emphasizing hustle on the defensive end, but he will also structure the offense to use its strengths that its capable of. This combination will get more wins for the Timberwolves this year and will earn their first playoff berth in 13 years.”

– Ricky Castro

“The Wolves would have improved without the addition of the former head coach of the Chicago Bulls, simply due to the internal improvement of Towns and his peers, but with Thibodeau on board Minnesota could crack more than 40 wins. A serious improvement from last year that would put the defensive-minded coach into the run for coach of the year.”

– Marvin J. Hanke

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