NBA Coach of the Year

NBA Coach of the Year

Awarded since 1962, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Coach of the Year award recipient receives the Red Auerbach Trophy which is named after the head coach of the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1967. This list names the winners of the prestigious award as chosen by representatives consisting of sportswriters from the US and Canada at the end of each regular season.

YearCoachTeam 
2007-2008 Byron Scott Byron ScottNew Orleans Hornets 
2006-2007 Sam Mitchell Sam MitchellToronto Raptors 
2005-2006 Avery Johnson Avery JohnsonDallas Mavericks 
2004-2005 Mike D'Antoni Mike D'AntoniPhoenix Suns 
2003-2004 Hubie Brown Hubie BrownMemphis Grizzlies 
2002-2003 Gregg Popovich Gregg PopovichSan Antonio Spurs 
2001-2002 Rick Carlisle Rick CarlisleDetroit Pistons 
2000-2001 Larry Brown Larry BrownPhiladelphia 76ers 
1999-2000 Doc Rivers Doc RiversOrlando Magic 
1998-1999 Mike Dunleavy, Sr. Mike Dunleavy, Sr.Portland Trail Blazers 
1997-1998 Larry Bird Larry BirdIndiana Pacers 
1996-1997 Pat Riley Pat RileyMiami Heat 
1995-1996 Phil Jackson Phil JacksonChicago Bulls 
1994-1995 Del Harris Del HarrisLos Angeles Lakers 
1993-1994 Lenny Wilkens Lenny WilkensAtlanta Hawks 
1992-1993 Pat Riley Pat RileyNew York Knicks 
1991-1992 Don Nelson Don NelsonGolden State Warriors 
1990-1991 Don Chaney Don ChaneyHouston Rockets 
1989-1990 Pat Riley Pat RileyLos Angeles Lakers 
1988-1989 Cotton Fitzsimmons Cotton FitzsimmonsPhoenix Suns 
1987-1988 Doug Moe Doug MoeDenver Nuggets 
1986-1987 Mike Schuler Mike SchulerPortland Trail Blazers 
1985-1986 Mike Fratello Mike FratelloAtlanta Hawks 
1984-1985 Don Nelson Don NelsonMilwaukee Bucks 
1983-1984 Frank Layden Frank LaydenUtah Jazz 
1982-1983 Don Nelson Don NelsonMilwaukee Bucks 
1981-1982 Gene Shue Gene ShueWashington Wizards 
1980-1981 Jack McKinney Jack McKinneyIndiana Pacers 
1979-1980 Bill Fitch Bill FitchBoston Celtics 
1978-1979 Cotton Fitzsimmons Cotton FitzsimmonsKansas City Kings 
1977-1978 Hubie Brown Hubie BrownAtlanta Hawks 
1976-1977 Tom Nissalke Tom NissalkeHouston Rockets 
1975-1976 Bill Fitch Bill FitchCleveland Cavaliers 
1974-1975 Phil Johnson Phil JohnsonKansas City Kings 
1973-1974 Ray Scott Ray ScottDetroit Pistons 
1972-1973 Tom Heinsohn Tom HeinsohnBoston Celtics 
1971-1972 Bill Sharman Bill SharmanLos Angeles Lakers 
1970-1971 Dick Motta Dick MottaChicago Bulls 
1969-1970 Red Holzman Red HolzmanNew York Knicks 
1968-1969 Gene Shue Gene ShueBaltimore Bullets 
1967-1968 Richie Guerin Richie GuerinSt. Louis Hawks 
1966-1967 Johnny Kerr Johnny KerrChicago Bulls 
1965-1966 Dolph Schayes Dolph SchayesPhiladelphia 76ers 
1964-1965 Red Auerbach Red AuerbachBoston Celtics 
1963-1964 Alex Hannum Alex HannumSan Francisco Warriors 
1962-1963 Harry Gallatin Harry GallatinSt. Louis Hawks 
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