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Basketball fans, it's time to rank the best coaches who are most likely to win the 2017-2018 NBA Coach of the Year Award. The NBA coaches most likely to win the MVP Award consists of the league's youngest coaches, former players, and coaches with young rosters. Who do you think will be the 2018 NBA COTY? 

While previous COTY winners from NBA history, like Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich, Tom Thibodeau, and 2017 COTY Mike D'Antoni, are current favorites to win the 2018 MVP Award, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra are two great contenders for the 2018 NBA Coach of the Year Award. Other good COTY candidates include Quin Snyder, Mike Budenholzer, and Billy Donovan. NBA coaches who were fired this year, like Jason Kidd, Earl Watson, and David Fizdale, are obviously not considered for this award, so voting will close accordingly.

Vote up your 2018 NBA Coach of the Year candidates, add any likely COTY winners missing from the list, and then make your 2018 NBA Playoffs predictions.

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Brad Stevens is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Brad Stevens Boston Celtics

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1,474 1,161
Quin Snyder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Quin Snyder Utah Jazz

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1,476 1,486
Dwane Casey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Dwane Casey Toronto Raptors

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971 1,156
Mike D'Antoni is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Mike D'Antoni Houston Rockets

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883 1,140
Gregg Popovich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs

6
552 917
Nate McMillan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Nate McMillan Indiana Pacers

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707 921
Brett Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Brett Brown Philadelphia 76ers

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529 1,000
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors

9
456 855
Erik Spoelstra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Erik Spoelstra Miami Heat

10
202 407
Alvin Gentry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Alvin Gentry New Orleans Pelicans

11
222 590
Terry Stotts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Terry Stotts Portland Trail Blazers

12
55 76
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
voting closed at #8 Jason Kidd Milwaukee Bucks - Fired January 22

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213 641
Tom Thibodeau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Tom Thibodeau Minnesota Timberwolves

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192 545
Luke Walton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Luke Walton Los Angeles Lakers

The Best Current NBA Centers

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146 537
Billy Donovan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Billy Donovan Oklahoma City Thunder

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159 617
Tyronn Lue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Tyronn Lue Cleveland Cavaliers

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139 471
Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Doc Rivers Los Angeles Clippers

18
112 397
Michael Malone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Michael Malone Denver Nuggets

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5 9
David Fizdale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
voting closed at #19 David Fizdale Memphis Grizzlies - Fired November 27

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64 275
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
voting closed at #20 Jeff Hornacek New York Knicks

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106 427
Stan Van Gundy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Stan Van Gundy Detroit Pistons

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89 358
Scott Brooks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Scott Brooks Washington Wizards

23
67 341
Rick Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Rick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks

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7 41
Earl Watson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
voting closed at #28 Earl Watson Phoenix Suns - Fired October 22

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62 347
Mike Budenholzer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Mike Budenholzer Atlanta Hawks

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67 356
Kenny Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Kenny Atkinson Brooklyn Nets

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62 366
Fred Hoiberg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Fred Hoiberg Chicago Bulls

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28 184
Steve Clifford is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
voting closed at #27 Steve Clifford Charlotte Hornets - Fired April 13

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28 192
Frank Vogel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
voting closed at #28 Frank Vogel Orlando Magic - Fired April 12

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56 372
David Joerger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Dave Joerger Sacramento Kings