NBA Award Predictions Roundtable: Coach of the Year
“How many other coaches were able to pull 50-plus wins out of their offensively challenged team? None. For a lot of the same reasons I have Rudy Gobert as Defensive Player of the Year, I feel Coach Snyder deserves a ton of credit for being the maestro behind Utah’s success.” –Emmanuel Dixon
“Brad Stevens has made Boston scream some noise this season. He has the Celtics playing with no fear, and LeBron is sweating bullets. It’s bringing him back to his first days in Cleveland where he couldn’t get past the Big 3. Now, its a guy by the name of Thomas (#3 on my MVP list and rightfully so) who is placing chills in the city. Bean Town is coming.” –Aaron Reed
“The Boston Celtics deserve to be seen as the most impressive team this regular season. Although the Western Conference had multiple teams that finished much better than the Celtics, it is incredibly impressive that Boston went from the 5-seed last season to the 1-seed this year. Even more impressive than that, Brad Stevens managed 53 wins from a squad led by 5’9” Isaiah Thomas. Past him, the Celtics had a bunch of overachievers and that’s it. Stevens gets my vote.” –Kohl Rast
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Obviously all of these coaches have their own right to hold the award of NBA Coach of the Year, but only one can take it. Who’s it going to be, the Houston mastermind, the Miami revivalist, the Utah defensive expert, or the Boston overachiever? Or will it be someone else?