NBA Predictions: Who Will Be the League Coach of the Year?
Other than Thibodeau, Brad Stevens is our only other coach that received multiple votes. Here is what the staff had to say about the Boston Celtics coach.
“The NBA at this moment is in a boom period when it comes to great coaching. If you visit the top teams in the NBA, it’s hard to find a bad coaching staff. In saying that, I believe the Coach of the Year award will be given to the Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.
Personally, I expect the Boston Celtics to make a big leap in the Eastern Conference and claim the number two seed behind the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stevens did a fantastic job last season with his team of role players, but now he’s added former All-Star Al Horford, I expect nothing but improvements from the Celts this season, which will result in a big award win for Brad Stevens.”
– Eron Ramadanov
“This year’s Coach of the Year in the NBA will be Brad Stevens. Al Horford finally gives Boston an experienced big man who can defend well but relieve Boston’s often stagnant offense. Steven’s was getting a pretty solid output from his team without Horford, and with him, they could be deadly. Boston is a sleeper for one of the top three or four seeds in the Eastern Conference.”
– Evan Siegel
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