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NBA Coach of the Year Award Winners


Posted Feb 26 2013 12:02PM

A year-by-year list of the NBA's Coach of the Year award winners:

Year Coach Team
2011-12 Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs
2010-11 Tom Thibodeau Chicago Bulls
2009-10 Scott Brooks Oklahoma City Thunder
2008-09 Mike Brown Cleveland Cavaliers
2007-08 Byron Scott New Orleans Hornets
2006-07 Sam Mitchell Toronto Raptors
2005-06 Avery Johnson Dallas Mavericks
2004-05 Mike D'Antoni Phoenix Suns
2003-04 Hubie Brown Memphis Grizzlies
2002-03 Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs
2001-02 Rick Carlisle Detroit Pistons
2000-01 Larry Brown Philadelphia 76ers
1999-00 Doc Rivers Orlando Magic
1998-99 Mike Dunleavy Portland Trail Blazers
1997-98 Larry Bird Indiana Pacers
1996-97 Pat Riley Miami Heat
1995-96 Phil Jackson Chicago Bulls
1994-95 Del Harris Los Angeles Lakers
1993-94 Lenny Wilkens Atlanta Hawks
1992-93 Pat Riley New York Knicks
1991-92 Don Nelson Golden State Warriors
1990-91 Don Chaney Houston Rockets
1989-90 Pat Riley Los Angeles Lakers
1988-89 Cotton Fitzsimmons Phoenix Suns
1987-88 Doug Moe Denver Nuggets
1986-87 Mike Schuler Portland Trail Blazers
1985-86 Mike Fratello Atlanta Hawks
1984-85 Don Nelson Milwaukee Bucks
1983-84 Frank Layden Utah Jazz
1982-83 Don Nelson Milwaukee Bucks
1981-82 Gene Shue Washington Bullets
1980-81 Jack McKinney Indiana Pacers
1979-80 Bill Fitch Boston Celtics
1978-79 Cotton Fitzsimmons Kansas City Kings
1977-78 Hubie Brown Atlanta Hawks
1976-77 Tom Nissalke Houston Rockets
1975-76 Bill Fitch Cleveland Cavaliers
1974-75 Phil Johnson Kansas City-Omaha Kings
1973-74 Ray Scott Detroit Pistons
1972-73 Tom Heinsohn Boston Celtics
1971-72 Bill Sharman Los Angeles Lakers
1970-71 Dick Motta Chicago Bulls
1969-70 Red Holzman New York Knicks
1968-69 Gene Shue Baltimore Bullets
1967-68 Richie Guerin St. Louis Hawks
1966-67 Johnny Kerr Chicago Bulls
1965-66 Dolph Schayes Philadelphia 76ers
1964-65 Red Auerbach Boston Celtics
1963-64 Alex Hannum San Francisco Warriors
1962-63 Harry Gallatin St. Louis Hawks
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