Mid-Season in the NBA is always a good time to reflect on what has already happened and to grade the performances of the players and the coaches. It’s a perfect moment to see who has done a good job and to predict how the rest of the year will fold out. Let’s take a look at candidates for the Coach Of The Year Awards.
Brad Stevens – Boston Celtics – Isaiah Thomas has been sensational this season and is the biggest part of the Celtics success. But, Brad also deserves a lot of credit. He is not afraid to shake things up when he needs to. His play calling is pretty good as Celtics do have a lot of simple and easy actions that utilize their players’ ability. At this moment crew from Boston sits on a 25-15 score.
Dwane Casey – Toronto Raptors – When you have two ball-dominant guards, it can be tough to make things work on the team. Well, Casey has now done it for couple seasons in a row. The Raptors are holding the second seed in the Eastern Conference with 26-13 score, and we have to give the credit to Casey.
WINNER: Mike D’Antoni – Houston Rockets – He has given the ball to James Harden and let him do his thing. The win total of over and under before the season was 51 for the Houston Rockets. Right now, they are on pace to win almost 60 games. There is no doubt about the fact that Mike D’Antoni is the Coach Of The Year right now.
It will be interesting to see how will this fold out at the end of this campaign and who will be the coach of the year. Give us your predictions.