NBA_Coach_of_the_Year_Award

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 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.

Since its inception, the award has been given to 38 different coaches. The most recent award winner was New Orleans Hornets head coach Byron Scott. Don Nelson and Pat Riley each won the award three times, while Hubie Brown, Bill Fitch, Cotton Fitzsimmons and Gene Shue have each won it twice. Riley is the only coach to be named Coach of the Year with three different franchises. Johnny Kerr is the only person to win the award with a losing record (33–48 with the Chicago Bulls in 1967). Kerr was honored because he had guided the Bulls to the NBA playoffs in their first season in the league.

Winners

Denotes coach who is still active
* Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach
*† Active coach who has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame
W–L Win-loss record for that season

Season Coach Nationality Team W–L
1962–63 St. Louis Hawks 48–32
1963–64 * San Francisco Warriors 48–32
1964–65 * Boston Celtics 62–18
1965–66 Philadelphia 76ers 55–25
1966–67 Chicago Bulls 33–48
1967–68 St. Louis Hawks 56–26
1968–69 Baltimore Bullets 57–25
1969–70 * New York Knicks 60–22
1970–71 Chicago Bulls 51–31
1971–72 Los Angeles Lakers 69–13
1972–73 Boston Celtics 68–14
1973–74 Detroit Pistons 52–30
1974–75 Kansas City-Omaha Kings 44–38
1975–76 Cleveland Cavaliers 49–33
1976–77 Houston Rockets 49–33
1977–78 Atlanta Hawks 41–41
1978–79 Kansas City Kings 48–34
1979–80 Boston Celtics 61–21
1980–81 Indiana Pacers 44–38
1981–82 Washington Bullets 43–39
1982–83 Milwaukee Bucks 51–31
1983–84 Utah Jazz 45–37
1984–85 Milwaukee Bucks 59–23
1985–86 Atlanta Hawks 50–32
1986–87 Portland Trail Blazers 49–33
1987–88 Denver Nuggets 54–28
1988–89 Phoenix Suns 55–27
1989–90 * Los Angeles Lakers 63–19
1990–91 Houston Rockets 52–30
1991–92 Golden State Warriors 55–27
1992–93 * New York Knicks 60–22
1993–94 * Atlanta Hawks 57–25
1994–95 Los Angeles Lakers 48–34
1995–96 *† Chicago Bulls 72–10
1996–97 * Miami Heat 61–21
1997–98 Indiana Pacers 58–24
1998–99 Portland Trail Blazers 35–15
1999–00 Orlando Magic 41–41
2000–01 *† Philadelphia 76ers 56–26
2001–02 Detroit Pistons 50–32
2002–03 San Antonio Spurs 60–22
2003–04 Memphis Grizzlies 50–32
2004–05 Phoenix Suns 62–20
2005–06 Dallas Mavericks 60–22
2006–07 Toronto Raptors 47–35
2007–08 New Orleans Hornets 56–26

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