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

Updated February 14, 2020 6.5k votes 1.0k voters 6.1k views30 items
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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.

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  • 1
    627
    250

    Nick Nurse

    Team: Toronto Raptors

    Last season's record: 58-24

  • 2

    Team: Miami Heat

    Last season's record: 39-43

  • 3

    Team: Oklahoma City Thunder

    Last season's record: 49-33

  • 4
    58
    88

    Taylor Jenkins

    Team: Memphis Grizzlies

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

  • 5
    133
    203

    Mike Budenholzer

    Team: Milwaukee Bucks

    Last season's record: 60-22

  • 6
    167
    255

    Brad Stevens

    Team: Boston Celtics

    Last season's record: 49-33

  • 7

    Team: Los Angeles Lakers

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

  • 8

    Team: Dallas Mavericks

    Last season's record: 33-49

  • 9
    9
    20

    David Fizdale

    FIRED ON DECEMBER 6, 2019

    Team: New York Knicks

    Last season's record: 17-65

  • 10

    Team: Utah Jazz

    Last season's record: 50-32

  • 11
    71
    133

    Nate McMillan

    Team: Indiana Pacers

    Last season's record: 48-34

  • 12
    65
    124

    Mike Malone

    Team: Denver Nuggets

    Last season's record: 54-28

  • 13

    Team: Los Angeles Clippers

    Last season's record: 48-34

  • 14

    Team: San Antonio Spurs

    Last season's record: 48-34

  • 15

    Team: Phoenix Suns

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

  • 16

    Team: Houston Rockets

    Last season's record: 53-29

  • 17

    Team: Golden State Warriors

    Last season's record: 57-25

  • 18

    Team: Philadelphia 76ers

    Last season's record: 51-31

  • 19

    Team: New Orleans Pelicans

    Last season's record: 33-49

  • 20
    21
    86

    Kenny Atkinson

    Team: Brooklyn Nets

    Last season's record: 42-40

  • 21
    22
    94

    Ryan Saunders

    Team: Minnesota Timberwolves

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

  • 22
    21
    86

    James Borrego

    Team: Charlotte Hornets

    Last season's record: 39-43

  • 23
    19
    79

    Dwane Casey

    Team: Detroit Pistons

    Last season's record: 41-41

  • 24
    18
    77

    Steve Clifford

    Team: Orlando Magic

    Last season's record: 42-40

  • 25

    Team: Portland Trail Blazers

    Last season's record: 53-29