We've done this before, meant every word, and little has changed on the surface since the All-Star break. Stan Van Gundy deserves the Coach of the Year award, and so do several others.
It's like this every year. We're not just pointing out good-to-great coaches, we're talking about guys who have done brilliant jobs with their teams; and because bad coaching stands out so much in this league, as does average-to-good takes at the job, the great works tend to pile up. Every year we have a half-dozen guys who nobody should blink at as Coach of the Year.
Sometimes more. This year, we have more. It's been a pretty good season.