Last year, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year. It was a fully deserved accolade as he got 60 wins out of a team that didn’t have that much pure talent on it. This year, the race appears to be multi dimensional and there are a fair few guys who could quite easily get the accolade this year. Here at Read Basketball we like to make things easy- so we have set up a nice poll below where you can cast your vote. If you don’t see your choice in the list, then click on the ‘other’ option and tell us why you’ve chosen the person on twitter @readbasketball .
Who should win Coach of the year?
Terry Stotts (Portland Trail Blazers)
The former Mavericks assistant has done great work this season and he looks set to get a team projected around 20 wins to the playoffs.
David Joerger (Memphis Grizzlies)
The Grizzlies never really get enough credit and therefore Joerger doesn’t- He has changed the style of Memphis in the midst of an injury crisis and deserves credit.
Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs)
He is the current favourite and it’s tough to argue- the Spurs are the 2nd best team in the League and play some ridiculous defence.
Steve Clifford (Charlotte Hornets)
Charlotte were a poor team last year but with some good additions and some great coaching, they like a genuine dark horse to make the Eastern Conference Finals. Clifford has this team playing well at both ends even with the injury to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Brad Stevens (Boston Celtics)
Boston don’t have that much talent on the roster but Stevens has somehow got 40 wins out of this group- they’re the most modern team in the League, his schemes are brilliant.
Dwane Casey (Toronto Raptors)
Toronto have been so good this year and in our eyes, Dwane Casey doesn’t get anywhere near enough credit for the job he has done.
Steve Kerr/Luke Walton (Golden State Warriors)
They could break the 95-96 Bulls record, it’s that simple.
Other (Multiple Teams)
Please don’t vote for Byron Scott, thanks.