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Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year? 

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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 COTY 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 COTY 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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Quin Snyder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Utah Jazz
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Dwane Casey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Toronto Raptors

Named 2018 Coach of the Year

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Mike D'Antoni is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Houston Rockets
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Gregg Popovich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
San Antonio Spurs
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Brett Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Philadelphia 76ers
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Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
voting closed at #8 Milwaukee Bucks

Fired January 22

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Nate McMillan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Nate McMillan Indiana Pacers
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Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
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Erik Spoelstra is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
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David Fizdale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
voting closed at #19 Memphis Grizzlies

Fired November 27

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Alvin Gentry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
New Orleans Pelicans
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Terry Stotts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Portland Trail Blazers
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Luke Walton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Los Angeles Lakers
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Tom Thibodeau is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Minnesota Timberwolves
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Tyronn Lue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Cleveland Cavaliers
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Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
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Billy Donovan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Oklahoma City Thunder
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Michael Malone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Denver Nuggets
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Stan Van Gundy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Detroit Pistons
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Scott Brooks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
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Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
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Rick Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
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Kenny Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?
Brooklyn Nets
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Fred Hoiberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2018 NBA Coach of the Year?