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BlinkManJan02
03-21-2010, 09:36 PM
Who do you all think will get Coach of the Year?

I think Skiles deserves it. Homerism yeah, look at the Bucks though. I believe they were expected to be just better than the Nets this year. Some writers had them winning 16 games.

What fools!

Ragun
03-21-2010, 09:38 PM
skiles then brooks.

BlinkManJan02
03-21-2010, 09:42 PM
Yeah, Brooks is deserving too. I can't wait to see who gets it!

and lol to your group haha. i don't meet the criteria, otherwise i would join.

TheKing23
03-21-2010, 09:43 PM
Scott Brooks and it's no even close.

jimbobjarree
03-21-2010, 09:44 PM
Skiles then Brooks

I think Sloan should be up there with these two though, he's taking the 3rd youngest team in the league, whos traded talent to save money to a possible 50 win season and possible homecourt advantage. I dont get how he constantly gets ignored.

VCaintdead17
03-21-2010, 09:46 PM
Scott Brooks and it's no even close.

How is it not close? The Bucks have the fifth seed in their conference, while the Thunder have the sixth. Granted, the West is much tougher, but the Thunder were definitely expected to do better than the Bucks this season, and Skiles has A LOT less to work with, while Brooks has Durant.

jmtapia
03-21-2010, 09:49 PM
Scott Brooks

clutchski
03-21-2010, 09:49 PM
Skiles.

mzgrizz
03-21-2010, 09:50 PM
I think Skiles but Hollins also deserves a nod; taken us from the pits of desperation to knocking on the Playoff door with the YOUNGEST team in the NBA.

bahama0811
03-21-2010, 09:51 PM
I'd be happy with either Skiles or Brooks.

Baller1
03-21-2010, 09:52 PM
It's Brooks. Skiles gets credit, but it really isn't close, and I don't know why some of you guys are even considering giving it to anyone else.

jtrinaldi
03-21-2010, 09:54 PM
someone just add a poll to this...

nygiants242
03-21-2010, 09:55 PM
Homerism in here is incredible. I'll join in: Eddie Jordan :p

:pity:

He SUCKS

RadiantShot
03-21-2010, 10:05 PM
Stan Van Gundy.
Psych.

nyyfan4life
03-21-2010, 10:16 PM
He shouldn't win it but Rick Adelman should get some recognition. Most expected the Rockets to be a lottery pick without Yao this year.

dwadefan03
03-21-2010, 10:19 PM
erik apoelstra for having to deal with the miami wades inconsistencies all season. :laugh:

VCaintdead17
03-21-2010, 10:22 PM
He shouldn't win it but Rick Adelman should get some recognition. Most expected the Rockets to be a lottery pick without Yao this year.

....and they are

Baller1
03-21-2010, 10:27 PM
....and they are

:laugh2:

wileyisTOFU
03-21-2010, 10:39 PM
He shouldn't win it but Rick Adelman should get some recognition. Most expected the Rockets to be a lottery pick without Yao this year.

what he said

wileyisTOFU
03-21-2010, 10:40 PM
....and they are

...sports writers

JasonJohnHorn
03-21-2010, 10:41 PM
There are a lot of deserving coahces. At the top of my list is Adleman because he's managed to keep the Rockets over .500 despite playing is an improved Western coference, and in an improved southwest division (the toughest division in the league) despite essentially losing three all-stars from last season (Yao to injury, McGrady to trade and Artest to free agency).

But there is a case to be made for several coaches, notably SVG who is still doing a great job in Orland, esspecially the second half of the season, Phil Jackson and Jerry Sloan (who both seem to be deserving of the award every year) L. Hollins (yes he does have a lot of talent to work with, but many thought this team would tank), Alvin Gentry, Mike Woodson and even Larry Brown. I can see an argument for Skiles and I think he's done a soid job this year but he wouldn't personally be my pick.

This is always one of the hardest award to choose for. Usually voters pick one of three way: the most improved team, the most overachieving team, or the best record overall. What makes it so hard is that sometimes you can have an average coach with a talented team (Mike Brown), so its hard to determine which coaches really have made a huge impact and which have really talented and mature players. George Karl, for example, is a solid coach but lets face it, this Denver team didn't become a real threat until Billups came on to be that mature general on the floor. Both make a huge impact but its hard to tell who is more deserving. Jackson has one the award in the past, but has always had a very talented roster. These things make it hard to really determine who to vote for, but there are a lot of deserving guys out there.

I'd throw my vote to Adleman if I had one, and Jerry Sloan second (just because he's been snubbed so many times, not because he's doing better this year than years past- kind of like Pual Newman winning for the Colour Of Money, or Al Pacino winning for Scent of a Woman, we all know he was better in the Godfather, but the guy deserved to win sometime).

td0tsfinest
03-21-2010, 10:43 PM
I like Scott Brooks. People knew the thunder would be good but I don't think a lot of people thought they would be 5th in the west.

$KnicksAndKobe$
03-22-2010, 12:13 AM
Skiles man ...

Everyone thought the Bucks would be where the Nets are now.

lakerssssssss
03-22-2010, 01:17 AM
Brooks

GSW Hoops
03-22-2010, 01:28 AM
He shouldn't win it but Rick Adelman should get some recognition. Most expected the Rockets to be a lottery pick without Yao this year.

Definitely. Lots of experts were projecting the Rockets to be at the bottom of the West this season, and the Rockets are in the playoff hunt.

xBLAMEITON24x
03-22-2010, 01:29 AM
Skiles.

SFGiants4life
03-22-2010, 01:36 AM
Scott Brooks because I went to the same high school he did....and he used to be an assistant coach for the kings :clap:

Hawkeye15
03-22-2010, 07:29 AM
Skiles for me. Brooks has done great, but Durant molding into a superstar and Westbrook's improvement have a lot to do with that, and Hollins deserves consideration as well.

notoriouzzzz
03-22-2010, 07:53 AM
Skiles then Brooks

I think Sloan should be up there with these two though, he's taking the 3rd youngest team in the league, whos traded talent to save money to a possible 50 win season and possible homecourt advantage. I dont get how he constantly gets ignored.
It's simple he constantly meets expectations.. nothing the top coaches accomplish surprises anyone anymore right.. A Jerry Sloan team will always be competitive.

Jumba
03-22-2010, 12:09 PM
They should make Sloan an award...

"Sorry for Snubbing you all this time for 23 (or so) years."

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD goes to Jerry Sloan...

Of course, Sloan probably wouldn't care and would run it over with his John Deere tractor.

hans dolo
03-22-2010, 12:18 PM
he shouldn't win it but rick adelman should get some recognition. Most expected the rockets to be a lottery pick without yao this year.

+1

smith&wesson
03-22-2010, 01:01 PM
what brooks has done with those kids in okc is really remarkable.

skiles has done a good job as well, but the records speak for them selves. brooks by a mile.

Corey
03-22-2010, 01:13 PM
I'll go with Scott Brooks as well.

I also like Durant to place top 3 in MVP.

path2zion
03-22-2010, 01:21 PM
skiles 100%

mikantsass
03-22-2010, 01:24 PM
Scott Brooks

Bam

drama1386
03-22-2010, 01:37 PM
gotta be a homer here and go with skiles. BUT i wouldn't be surprised or upset if scott brooks got it.

Sly Guy
03-22-2010, 01:39 PM
Don Nelson, hands down.

GodsSon
03-22-2010, 01:39 PM
Easy...Jay Triano :D

Tony_Starks
03-22-2010, 02:41 PM
Either Skiles or Brooks will get it but I'd like to see Hollins in Memphis. Keeping them competitive and not folding during the Iverson debacle is pretty impressive.




edit- also the fact that they got nothing from their lottery pick and still are winning is impressive!

rockets-fan
03-22-2010, 05:07 PM
ill go with hollins...memphis use to be a team i would love the rockets to play to add a win...but now theyre dangerouse....i wish adleman would win though

magichatnumber9
03-22-2010, 05:15 PM
Lebron James.

magichatnumber9
03-22-2010, 05:16 PM
Vinny Del Negro

Bucsfan
03-22-2010, 05:37 PM
sloan! probably brooks tho

RaptorizedKevin
03-22-2010, 05:59 PM
homerism in this thread. what happend to that guy who shaved his eyebrows off?

runforrestrunx9
03-22-2010, 06:33 PM
obviously eddie jordan

MagicAllDay
03-22-2010, 06:35 PM
brooks for sure. skiles has done a hell of a job but i think its incredible what brooks and co have done in okc. its def between the two of them tho

DetroitLions
03-22-2010, 06:40 PM
Skiles but Brooks also deserves it

Verbal Christ
03-22-2010, 06:55 PM
scott brooks was the shiznit for the rockets in the early 90's, loved that guy. but adelman has worked all kinds of magic, dealing with hella injuries and turmoil, rookies coming out the wazoo, and still not dead in the playoff hunt? borderline incredible. next year when the rockets resume to roll off 50 W seasons maybe he'll raise more eyebrows.

Kakaroach
03-22-2010, 07:00 PM
I think Jerry Sloan should get some attention, but its gotta be Scott Brooks.

RadiantShot
03-22-2010, 08:32 PM
Scott. Brooks.

I'm tired of all the 'Scott Skiles' posts though. Try to switch it up some. Yes he's done a good job with the ball club, but the fact still stands, they are average on the season, and great after the all-star break. They have Jennings (Rising Rookie) and a refined Bogut. Jefferson didn't fit well into the Bucks system.

I'm not saying he isn't a good pick, I'm just saying, have an open-mind.

knickjames23
03-22-2010, 09:02 PM
Skiles hands down .. Or maybe the thunder coach

TheDetroitBlue
03-22-2010, 09:25 PM
Skiles

Baller1
03-22-2010, 11:09 PM
Can a mod put a poll up?

td0tsfinest
03-22-2010, 11:10 PM
the guy who created the thread can put a poll up, if you can get to him.