NBA Coach of the Year Award

The National Basketball Association's Coach of the Year is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given since the 1962–63 NBA season. The winner receives the Red Auerbach Trophy, which is named in honor of the head coach who led the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships from 1956 to 1966. The winner is selected at the end of the regular season by a panel of sportswriters from the United States and Canada, each of whom casts a vote for first, second and third place selections. Each first-place vote is worth five points; each second-place vote is worth three points; and each third-place vote is worth one point. The person with the highest point total, regardless of the number of first-place votes, wins the award.[1]

Since its inception, the award has been given to 40 different coaches. The most recent award winner is former Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey. Gregg Popovich, Don Nelson and Pat Riley have each won the award three times, while Hubie Brown, Mike D'Antoni, Bill Fitch, Cotton Fitzsimmons and Gene Shue have each won it twice. No coach has won consecutive Coach of the Year awards. Riley is the only coach to be named Coach of the Year with three franchises.[2] Larry Bird is the only recipient to have also been named MVP as a player. Tom Heinsohn, Bill Sharman, and Lenny Wilkens are the only recipients to have been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as both player and coach. Johnny Kerr is the only person to win the award with a losing record (33–48 with the Chicago Bulls in 1966–67). Kerr was honored because he had guided the Bulls to the NBA Playoffs in their first season in the league.[3] Doc Rivers is the only person to win the award despite his team not making the playoffs (41–41 with the Orlando Magic in 1999–2000). Only five recipients also coached the team that won the championship the same season: Red Auerbach, Red Holzman, Bill Sharman, Phil Jackson, and Gregg Popovich. Popovich is the only NBA Coach of the Year recipient to win the championship in the same season twice, winning the NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003 and 2014.

2015–16 recipient Steve Kerr only coached 39 of the 82 games in the season due to complications from offseason back surgery, though he received credit for all of the Golden State Warriors' 73 wins that season. Assistant coach Luke Walton served as interim head coach for the other 43 games for the Warriors, receiving one second-place vote and two third-place votes.[4]

Winners

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Hall of Famer Red Auerbach won the award in the 1964–65 season. The award was later named after him.
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Hall of Famer Phil Jackson won the award in the 1995–96 season, coaching the Chicago Bulls to 72 wins in a season.
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Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau won the award in the 2010–11 season.
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George Karl led the 2012–13 Denver Nuggets to a 57–25 record without an NBA All-Star.
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Gregg Popovich led the 2013–14 San Antonio Spurs to their 5th NBA championship, and earned his 3rd NBA Coach of the Year Award that same season.
^ Denotes head coach who is still active in the NBA
* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach
Bold Team won NBA championship for that season
W–L Win–loss record for that season
Win% Winning percentage for that season
Season Coach Nationality Team W–L Win%
1962–63 Harry Gallatin  United States St. Louis Hawks 48–32 .600
1963–64 Alex Hannum*  United States San Francisco Warriors 48–32 .600
1964–65 Red Auerbach*[a]  United States Boston Celtics 62–18 .775
1965–66 Dolph Schayes  United States Philadelphia 76ers 55–25 .688
1966–67 Johnny Kerr  United States Chicago Bulls 33–48 .407
1967–68 Richie Guerin  United States St. Louis Hawks 56–26 .683
1968–69 Gene Shue  United States Baltimore Bullets 57–25 .695
1969–70 Red Holzman*[a]  United States New York Knicks 60–22 .732
1970–71 Dick Motta  United States Chicago Bulls 51–31 .622
1971–72 Bill Sharman*  United States Los Angeles Lakers 69–13 .841
1972–73 Tom Heinsohn*  United States Boston Celtics 68–14 .829
1973–74 Ray Scott  United States Detroit Pistons 52–30 .634
1974–75 Phil Johnson  United States Kansas City-Omaha Kings 44–38 .537
1975–76 Bill Fitch*[a]  United States Cleveland Cavaliers 49–33 .598
1976–77 Tom Nissalke  United States Houston Rockets 49–33 .598
1977–78 Hubie Brown  United States Atlanta Hawks 41–41 .500
1978–79 Cotton Fitzsimmons  United States Kansas City Kings 48–34 .585
1979–80 Bill Fitch*[a] (2)  United States Boston Celtics 61–21 .744
1980–81 Jack McKinney  United States Indiana Pacers 44–38 .537
1981–82 Gene Shue (2)  United States Washington Bullets 43–39 .524
1982–83 Don Nelson*[a]  United States Milwaukee Bucks 51–31 .622
1983–84 Frank Layden  United States Utah Jazz 45–37 .549
1984–85 Don Nelson*[a] (2)  United States Milwaukee Bucks 59–23 .720
1985–86 Mike Fratello  United States Atlanta Hawks 50–32 .610
1986–87 Mike Schuler  United States Portland Trail Blazers 49–33 .598
1987–88 Doug Moe  United States Denver Nuggets 54–28 .659
1988–89 Cotton Fitzsimmons (2)  United States Phoenix Suns 55–27 .671
1989–90 Pat Riley*[a]  United States Los Angeles Lakers 63–19 .768
1990–91 Don Chaney  United States Houston Rockets 52–30 .634
1991–92 Don Nelson*[a] (3)  United States Golden State Warriors 55–27 .671
1992–93 Pat Riley*[a] (2)  United States New York Knicks 60–22 .732
1993–94 Lenny Wilkens*[a]  United States Atlanta Hawks 57–25 .695
1994–95 Del Harris  United States Los Angeles Lakers 48–34 .585
1995–96 Phil Jackson*[a]  United States Chicago Bulls 72–10 .878
1996–97 Pat Riley*[a] (3)  United States Miami Heat 61–21 .744
1997–98 Larry Bird  United States Indiana Pacers 58–24 .707
1998–99 Mike Dunleavy  United States Portland Trail Blazers 35–15 .700
1999–00 Doc Rivers^  United States Orlando Magic 41–41 .500
2000–01 Larry Brown*  United States Philadelphia 76ers 56–26 .683
2001–02 Rick Carlisle^  United States Detroit Pistons 50–32 .610
2002–03 Gregg Popovich^  United States San Antonio Spurs 60–22 .732
2003–04 Hubie Brown (2)  United States Memphis Grizzlies 50–32 .610
2004–05 Mike D'Antoni^  United States[b] Phoenix Suns 62–20 .756
2005–06 Avery Johnson  United States Dallas Mavericks 60–22 .732
2006–07 Sam Mitchell  United States Toronto Raptors 47–35 .573
2007–08 Byron Scott  United States New Orleans Hornets 56–26 .683
2008–09 Mike Brown  United States Cleveland Cavaliers 66–16 .805
2009–10 Scott Brooks^  United States Oklahoma City Thunder 50–32 .610
2010–11 Tom Thibodeau^  United States Chicago Bulls 62–20 .756
2011–12 Gregg Popovich^ (2)  United States San Antonio Spurs 50–16 .758
2012–13 George Karl  United States Denver Nuggets 57–25 .695
2013–14 Gregg Popovich^ (3)  United States San Antonio Spurs 62–20 .756
2014–15 Mike Budenholzer^  United States Atlanta Hawks 60–22 .732
2015–16 Steve Kerr^  United States Golden State Warriors 73–9 .890
2016–17 Mike D'Antoni^ (2)  United States[b] Houston Rockets 55–27 .670
2017–18 Dwane Casey^  United States Toronto Raptors 59–23 .720

Multi-time winners

Rank Coach Team No. Years
1 Don Nelson Milwaukee Bucks (2) /Golden State Warriors (1) 3 1983, 1985, 1992
Pat Riley Los Angeles Lakers (1) /New York Knicks (1) /Miami Heat (1) 1990, 1993, 1997
Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs 2003, 2012, 2014
4 Gene Shue Baltimore Bullets (1) /Washington Bullets (1) 2 1969, 1982
Bill Fitch Cleveland Cavaliers (1) /Boston Celtics (1) 1976, 1980
Hubie Brown Atlanta Hawks (1) /Memphis Grizzlies (1) 1978, 2004
Cotton Fitzsimmons Kansas City Kings (1) /Phoenix Suns (1) 1979, 1989
Mike D'Antoni Phoenix Suns (1) /Houston Rockets (1) 2005, 2017

See also

  • Map of USA and Canada, NBA, zoom.svg National Basketball Association portal

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Was selected as one of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History[5]
  2. ^ a b D'Antoni also holds Italian citizenship.[6]

References

General
  • "Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
  • "NBA Coach of the Year". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved July 15, 2008.
Specific
  1. ^ "Dallas' Avery Johnson Named 2005–06 NBA Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 28, 2006. Retrieved July 12, 2008.
  2. ^ "Heat coach Pat Riley among 2008 Basketball Hall of Fame class". ESPN. April 7, 2008. Retrieved July 12, 2008.
  3. ^ "Johnny "Red" Kerr Bio". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 15, 2008.
  4. ^ Pandian, Ananth (April 26, 2016). "Warriors' Steve Kerr wins the 2016 NBA Coach of the Year award". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Top 10 Coaches in NBA History". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 12, 2008.
  6. ^ "Mike D'Antoni". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved August 17, 2008.
List of Cleveland Cavaliers head coaches

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List of Dallas Mavericks head coaches

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List of Denver Nuggets head coaches

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List of Golden State Warriors head coaches

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List of Indiana Pacers head coaches

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List of Los Angeles Lakers head coaches

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List of Memphis Grizzlies head coaches

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List of Miami Heat head coaches

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List of Milwaukee Bucks head coaches

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Since the team was formed in 1968, there have been 15 head coaches for the Bucks franchise. The franchise won its only NBA championship in the 1971 NBA Finals under the leadership of its first coach, Larry Costello. Don Nelson is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular season games coached (884), most regular season games won (540), most playoff games coached (88), the highest winning percentage in the regular season (.611), and most playoff games won (42). Nelson is also the only Bucks coach to win an NBA Coach of the Year Award and to be one of the top 10 coaches in NBA history. Larry Krystkowiak and Joe Prunty are the only people to have spent their entire head coaching career with the Bucks. Mike Dunleavy, Krystkowiak, and Scott Skiles have played and coached for the Bucks. Skiles was the head coach of the Bucks from 2008 until he and the team mutually agreed to part ways in 2013.

List of New Orleans Pelicans head coaches

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There have been five head coaches for the Pelicans. The franchise's first head coach was Paul Silas, who coached for one season. Byron Scott is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular-season games coached (419), the most regular-season game wins (203), the most playoff games coached (17), and the most playoff-game wins (8). Paul Silas has franchise record for the highest winning percentage in the regular season (.573). Jeff Bower is the only coach to have not reached the playoffs with the Pelicans. Scott is the only Pelicans coach to have won the NBA Coach of the Year Award, having won it in the 2007–08 season. Bower and Monty Williams have spent their entire NBA coaching careers with the Pelicans. No Pelicans head coach has been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach. The Pelicans' 5th head coach was Monty Williams, who was appointed on June 7, 2010.On May 31, 2015, the Pelicans hired Alvin Gentry as the franchise's 6th head coach.

List of Orlando Magic head coaches

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List of Phoenix Suns head coaches

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List of Portland Trail Blazers head coaches

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List of Toronto Raptors head coaches

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List of Utah Jazz head coaches

The Utah Jazz is an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The team joined the NBA in 1974 as an expansion team called the New Orleans Jazz. The Jazz relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1979. The Jazz have won two consecutive Western Conference championships in 1997 and 1998. The Jazz have played their home games at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, first known as Delta Center and then the EnergySolutions Arena, since 1991. The Jazz is owned by the estate of Larry H. Miller, and Kevin O'Connor is their general manager.There have been eight head coaches for the Jazz franchise. The franchise's first head coach was Scotty Robertson, who coached for 14 games. Jerry Sloan is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular-season games coached (1,673), the most regular-season game wins (1,043), the highest regular-season winning percentage (.623), the most playoff games coached (186), the most playoff-game wins (92), and the highest playoff winning percentage (.495). Sloan is the first coach to win over 1000 games with one NBA team, the leader for the most consecutive seasons coached with the same team in major professional sports history, having coached for 21 seasons with the Jazz, and the only Jazz coach to have been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach, having been enshrined in 2009. Frank Layden, who coached the Jazz for eight seasons, is the only Jazz coach to have won the NBA Coach of the Year Award, having won it in the 1983–84 season. Layden is also the only coach to have a number retired by the Jazz ("1" in 1988). Elgin Baylor and Layden have spent their entire NBA coaching careers with the Jazz. Sloan had been the head coach of the Jazz from 1988 until his retirement in 2011. From 2011 to the end of the 2013/2014 season the Jazz were coached by Tyrone Corbin. The current coach is Quin Snyder.

Mike D'Antoni

Michael Andrew D'Antoni (born May 8, 1951) is an American-Italian professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). While head coach of the Phoenix Suns, he won NBA Coach of the Year honors for the 2004–05 NBA season after the Suns posted 33 more wins than the previous season. He coached the New York Knicks starting in 2008 before resigning in 2012. He was hired by the Lakers seven games into the 2012–13 season. D'Antoni, who holds American and Italian dual citizenship, is known for favoring a fast-paced, offense-oriented system. On June 1, 2016, D'Antoni was named head coach of the Rockets, and he received his second NBA Coach of the Year award for the 2016–17 season.

Mike Schuler

Michael Harold Schuler (born September 22, 1940) is a former head coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He coached the Portland Trail Blazers (1986–87 to 1988–89) and Los Angeles Clippers (1990–91 to 1991–92) in 338 games, and compiled a win-loss record of 179–159.In his first year as coach of the Trail Blazers, Schuler led the team to a 49–33 record, winning the NBA Coach of the Year Award. He followed that up with a 53–29 campaign, though the season ended in a first-round playoff defeat. In his third season with the Blazers, the team was racked with dissension and posted a 25–22 record before Schuler was fired in mid-February. Then-assistant coach Rick Adelman was promoted to replace him on an interim basis. After the Blazers reached the 1989 NBA Playoffs, Adelman was made the head coach on a full-time basis.One incident Schuler is remembered for occurred at the first press conference that introduced him as the coach of the Trail Blazers, when he fell out of his chair. The footage was seen often on American television in the following days, and Schuler termed it "my instant claim to fame."

National Basketball Coaches Association

The National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) is an American organization and union that represents coaches in the National Basketball Association. It was founded in the 1970s and consists of all NBA head coaches, assistant coaches and alumni.The executive director for nearly four decades was Michael H. Goldberg, who died in 2017.It administers the league's NBA Coach of the Year award, which dates back to 1962, which is voted on by a media panel of writers, reporters and broadcasters.

In 2009, it established the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, in honor of the former Pistons, Magic, Nets, and Cavaliers coach.In 2017, it created the Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award, in honor of the Association's longtime executive director. The annual winner is selected by the 30 coaches in the NBA.

Red Auerbach

Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics. After he retired from coaching, he served as president and front office executive of the Celtics until his death. As a coach, he won 938 games (a record at his retirement) and nine National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in ten seasons (a number surpassed only by Phil Jackson, who won 11 in eighteen seasons). As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won an additional seven NBA titles, for a grand total of 16 in a span of 29 years, making him one of the most successful team officials in the history of North American professional sports.

Auerbach is remembered as a pioneer of modern basketball, redefining basketball as a game dominated by team play and defense and for introducing the fast break as a potent offensive weapon. He groomed many players who went on to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Additionally, Auerbach was vital in breaking down color barriers in the NBA. He made history by drafting the first African-American NBA player, Chuck Cooper in 1950, introduced the first African-American starting five in 1964, and hired the first African-American head coach in North American sports (Bill Russell in 1966). Famous for his polarizing nature, he was well known for smoking a cigar when he thought a victory was assured, a habit that became, for many, "the ultimate symbol of victory" during his Boston tenure.In 1967, the NBA Coach of the Year award, which he had won in 1965, was named the "Red Auerbach Trophy", and Auerbach was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1969. In 1980, he was named the greatest coach in the history of the NBA by the Professional Basketball Writers Association of America, and was NBA Executive of the Year in 1980. In addition, Auerbach was voted one of the NBA 10 Greatest Coaches in history, was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and is honored with a retired number 2 jersey in the TD Garden, the home of the Boston Celtics.

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