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NBA Coach of the Year Award Winners

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A year-by-year list of the NBA Coach of the Year Award winners:

YEAR COACH TEAM

2019-20 Nick Nurse, Toronto Raptors (Voting)

2018-19 Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee Bucks (Voting)

2017-18 Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors (Voting)

2016-17 Mike D’Antoni, Houston Rockets (Voting)

2015-16 Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors (Voting)

2014-15 Mike Budenholzer, Atlanta Hawks

2013-14 Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs

2012-13 George Karl, Denver Nuggets

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 Shuler, 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