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Coach of the Year? Stan Van Gundy


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#1 Makaveli

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 04:10 PM

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.


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Posted April 14, 2009 - 06:00 PM

It's Mike Brown and it's not even close.
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Posted April 14, 2009 - 06:05 PM

I say Van Gundy..Carlisle second...he's right about the Bucks and Spurs, though

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 06:07 PM

George Karl.

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 06:20 PM

It's Mike Brown and it's not even close.


Overrated Coach if you ask me. He's seriously Lebron's [expletive].

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 07:10 PM

Mo is the reason for the Cavs turn around :)
Hmm, this is a tough one, I really think Nate McMillan is underrated as a coach, and he has those young guys playin well.

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 07:34 PM

^mo is the reason..but u have to give mike brown the credit for his defensive philosophy and adjusted offensive philosophy..and managing the minutes so well between the rotations

but personally i really like van gundy...cuz he doesnt have a lebron that takes care of 80% of the business for the team

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 07:36 PM

^^He has the most athletic player in the league who leads the league in rebounds and blocked shots, and he dumps in 20 points, not a bad guy to have

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 08:40 PM

Phil Jackson! :)

I think it's Nate McMillan though. I hate Portland but he's done a great job.

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 08:42 PM

Nate McMillan or SVG. Both have done an awesome job this season.

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 09:40 PM

^^He has the most athletic player in the league who leads the league in rebounds and blocked shots, and he dumps in 20 points, not a bad guy to have


lebron leads his team in assists..rebounds..points..and stls..plays like every position..has actually played center a couple of times this year for some plays..and is basically a coach on the floor

he is there closer..and he is the league mvp (most likely)

of course howard does a lot for his team..but the coach has a bigger role on that team in my opinion

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Posted April 14, 2009 - 10:03 PM

I heard the Blazer's coach won. Not bad I guess.
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Posted April 15, 2009 - 12:21 AM

My vote goes to Stan Van Gundy as well.

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 12:34 AM

No matter how talented your team is, your coach needs to be able to control all of it.

Charles hit it right on the head during Sportscenter tonight.. I agree with him I think Mike Brown is gonna win it but I admire Stan Van Gundy as a coach the most. Stan might be more deserving because of the major improvement but Mike earned it with the best record in the league.

This is the same reason why I credit Phil Jackson for being an amazing coach. Some people say "Phil had Jordan, Pippen, Kobe, AND Shaq!!" but it all doesn't matter if you don't know how to use that talent.
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Posted April 15, 2009 - 12:52 AM

McMillan will win it, youngest team in the NBA.

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 03:25 PM

I said Van Gundy, but i think Eric Spoelstra deserves some votes as well.

The guy's done a heck of a job as a rookie head coach with a struggling team.

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Posted April 15, 2009 - 03:45 PM

nate mcmillan deserves 1 vote
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