Basketball Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?  

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Basketball fans, make your 2018-2019 NBA Coach of the Year Award predictions here. These current NBA coaches most likely to win the COTY Award consists of the league's youngest coaches, former players, and coaches with young rosters. Who do you think will be the 2019 NBA COTY? 

While previous winners from NBA history, like Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich, Tom Thibodeau, and 2018 Coach of the Year Dwane Casey, are current favorites to win the 2019 COTY Award, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder are two great contenders for the 2019 NBA Coach of the Year Award. Other good COTY candidates include Brett Brown, Mike D'Antoni, Luke Walton, and Alvin Gentry. NBA coaches who were fired this season are obviously not considered for this award, so voting will close accordingly.

Vote up your 2019 NBA Coach of the Year candidates.

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Mike Budenholzer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Milwaukee Bucks
Michael Vincent Budenholzer (born August 6, 1969) is an American professional basketball coach who is the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before ...more
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Michael Malone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Denver Nuggets
Michael Malone (born 1971) is an American professional basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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Nick Nurse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Toronto Raptors
Nick Nurse (born July 24, 1967) is an American basketball coach who is the Head Coach for the Toronto Raptors.
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Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Los Angeles Clippers
Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers is an American basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach and President of Basketball Operations for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. A ...more
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Gregg Popovich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
San Antonio Spurs
Gregg Charles Popovich is an American basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the National Basketball Association's San Antonio Spurs. Taking over as coach of the Spurs in 1996, ...more
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Kenny Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Brooklyn Nets
Kenneth Neil Atkinson (born June 2, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently the head coach for the Brooklyn Nets. He previously served as the Director of ...more
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Nate McMillan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Indiana Pacers
Nathaniel McMillan (born August 3, 1964) is an American basketball coach and former player who is currently the head coach for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He ...more
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132 140
Steve Clifford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Orlando Magic
Steven Gerald Clifford (born September 17, 1961) is an American basketball coach. He is the current head coach of the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously ...more
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Quin Snyder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Utah Jazz
Quin Price Snyder is an American basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. Snyder was an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks for ...more
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Terry Stotts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Portland Trail Blazers
Terry Stotts is an American retired professional basketball forward and the current head coach for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. After a playing career in Europe and the Continental ...more
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Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Golden State Warriors
Stephen Douglas "Steve" Kerr is a retired American professional basketball player and current head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Kerr is a 5-time NBA champion, winning three ...more
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David Joerger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
voting closed at #10 Sacramento Kings

Fired April 11

David Joerger (born February 21, 1974) is an American professional basketball coach for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was the head coach of the Dakota ...more
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159 228
Brad Stevens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Boston Celtics
Bradley Kent "Brad" Stevens is an American professional basketball head coach for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. He was previously the head coach at Butler University in Indianapolis. ...more
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Dwane Casey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Detroit Pistons
Dwane Casey (born April 17, 1957) is an American basketball coach who is currently the head coach for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a former NCAA ...more
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101 152
Mike D'Antoni is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Houston Rockets
Michael Andrew D'Antoni (born May 8, 1951) is an American-Italian professional basketball coach who was formerly a professional basketball player. He is the head coach of the Houston Rockets of ...more
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Billy Donovan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Oklahoma City Thunder
William John Donovan Jr. (born May 30, 1965) is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball ...more
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82 148
Brett Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Philadelphia 76ers
Brett Brown is an American professional basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. Brown is a former college basketball player who previously served ...more
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Erik Spoelstra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Miami Heat
Erik Jon Spoelstra is an American professional basketball coach and the current head coach of the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat. Of Filipino descent from his mother's side, he is ...more
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Tom Thibodeau is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
voting closed at #24 Minnesota Timberwolves

Fired December 6

Thomas Joseph Thibodeau Jr. (born January 17, 1958) is an American basketball coach who is head coach and president of basketball operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National ...more
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Rick Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Dallas Mavericks
Richard Preston "Rick" Carlisle is the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. He has also served as head coach of the Indiana Pacers and Detroit ...more
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Fred Hoiberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
voting closed at #29 Chicago Bulls

Fired December 3

Fredrick Kristian Hoiberg (born October 15, 1972) is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He currently serves as the head coach for the Chicago Bulls of the National ...more
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James Borrego is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
Charlotte Hornets
James Borrego (born November 12, 1977) is an American basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Borrego played three ...more
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Luke Walton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
voting closed at #23 Los Angeles Lakers

Fired April 12

Luke Theodore Walton (born March 28, 1980) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association ...more
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J. B. Bickerstaff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
voting closed at #24 Memphis Grizzlies

Fired April 11

John-Blair Bickerstaff (born March 10, 1979) is an American basketball coach who is currently the head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Prior to ...more
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David Fizdale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2019 NBA Coach Of The Year?
New York Knicks
David Sean Fizdale (born June 16, 1974) is an American professional basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He ...more