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Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award? 

Aaron Hager
Updated February 14, 2020 4.5k votes 1k voters 5.9k views 30 items
Editor's Note: Voting has been closed.

The 2020 NBA Coach of the Year predictions start with some of the most familiar names who have been in contention for the award the past few years. This most recent incredible offseason for the NBA helped create significant change in the landscape with new contenders rising and a level playing field for every coach to have high goals.

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer won the award in 2019 for leading his team to the best record in basketball. Among the other top 2020 Coach of the Year candidates are previous winners like Mike D’Antoni, Steve Kerr, Doc Rivers, and Scott Brooks. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has won NBA Coach of the Year three times and is tied with Pat Riley and Don Nelson for most awards.

So check out every NBA Coach of the Year candidate for the 2019-2020 season, and vote up the coaches you think have the best odds of bringing home the hardware.

1
Nick Nurse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Nick Nurse

Team: Toronto Raptors

Last season's record: 58-24

2
Erik Spoelstra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Point guard from Evanston, Illinois

Age: 49

Team: Miami Heat

Last season's record: 39-43

3
Billy Donovan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?

Age: 54

Teams: New York Knicks

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder

Last season's record: 49-33

4
Taylor Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Taylor Jenkins

Team: Memphis Grizzlies

Last season's record: Did not coach Grizzlies last season

5
Brad Stevens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Brad Stevens

Team: Boston Celtics

Last season's record: 49-33

6
Mike Budenholzer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Mike Budenholzer

Team: Milwaukee Bucks

Last season's record: 60-22

7
David Fizdale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
voting closed at #28 David Fizdale

FIRED ON DECEMBER 6, 2019

Team: New York Knicks

Last season's record: 17-65

8
Frank Vogel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?

Age: 46

Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Last season's record: Did not coach Lakers last season

9
Rick Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?

Age: 60

Teams: Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks

Team: Dallas Mavericks

Last season's record: 33-49

10
Quin Snyder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?

Age: 53

Team: Utah Jazz

Last season's record: 50-32

11
Nate McMillan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Nate McMillan

Age: 55

Teams: Seattle Supersonics

Team: Indiana Pacers

Last season's record: 48-34

12
Mike Malone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Mike Malone

Team: Denver Nuggets

Last season's record: 54-28

13
Gregg Popovich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?

Age: 70

Team: San Antonio Spurs

Last season's record: 48-34

14
Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Point guard from Chicago, Illinois

Age: 58

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks

Team: Los Angeles Clippers

Last season's record: 48-34

15
Mike D'Antoni is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Point guard from Mullens, West Virginia

Age: 68

Teams: Kansas City Kings, St. Louis Hawks

Team: Houston Rockets

Last season's record: 53-29

16
Monty Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Small forward from Virginia

Age: 48

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks

Team: Phoenix Suns

Last season's record: Did not coach Suns last season

17
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Point guard and Shooting guard from Beirut, Lebanon

Age: 54

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls

Team: Golden State Warriors

Last season's record: 57-25

18
Brett Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?

Age: 58

Team: Philadelphia 76ers

Last season's record: 51-31

19
Alvin Gentry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?

Age: 65

Team: New Orleans Pelicans

Last season's record: 33-49

20
Kenny Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Kenny Atkinson

Team: Brooklyn Nets

Last season's record: 42-40

21
Ryan Saunders is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Ryan Saunders

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves

Last season's record: 17-26 after taking over as head coach

22
James Borrego is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
James Borrego

Team: Charlotte Hornets

Last season's record: 39-43

23
Dwane Casey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Dwane Casey

Team: Detroit Pistons

Last season's record: 41-41

24
Steve Clifford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?
Steve Clifford

Team: Orlando Magic

Last season's record: 42-40

25
Terry Stotts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win The 2020 NBA Coach Of The Year Award?

Age: 62

Team: Portland Trail Blazers

Last season's record: 53-29