Year Player Team
2009-10  Scott Brooks Oklahoma City 
2008-09Mike BrownCleveland
2007-08Byron ScottNew Orleans
2006-07Sam MitchellToronto
2005-06Avery JohnsonDallas
2004-05Mike D'AntoniPhoenix
2003-04Hubie BrownMemphis
2002-03Gregg PopovichSan Antonio
2001-02Rick CarlisleDetroit
2000-01Larry BrownPhiladelphia
1999-00Doc RiversOrlando
1998-99Mike DunleavyPortland
1997-98Larry BirdIndiana
1996-97Pat RileyMiami
1995-96Phil JacksonChicago
1994-95Del HarrisLos Angeles Lakers
1993-94Lenny WilkensAtlanta
1992-93Pat RileyNew York
1991-92Don NelsonGolden State
1990-91Don ChaneyHouston
1989-90Pat RileyLos Angeles Lakers
1988-89Cotton FitzsimmonsPhoenix
1987-88Doug MoeDenver
1986-87Mike SchulerPortland
1985-86Mike FratelloAtlanta
1984-85Don NelsonMilwaukee
1983-84Frank LaydenUtah
1982-83Don NelsonMilwaukee
1981-82Gene ShueWashington
1980-81Jack McKinneyIndiana
1979-80Bill FitchBoston
1978-79Cotton FitzsimmonsKansas City
1977-78Hubie BrownAtlanta
1976-77Tom NissalkeHouston
1975-76Bill FitchCleveland
1974-75Phil JohnsonKansas City-Omaha
1973-74Ray ScottDetroit
1972-73Tom HeinsohnBoston
1971-72Bill SharmanLos Angeles
1970-71Dick MottaChicago
1969-70Red HolzmanNew York
1968-69Gene ShueBaltimore
1967-68Richie GuerinSt. Louis
1966-67Johnny KerrChicago
1965-66Dolph SchayesPhiladelphia
1964-65Red AuerbachBoston
1963-64Alex HannumSan Francisco
1962-63Harry GallatinSt. Louis

Mike Brown: 2008-09 Coach of
the Year
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Byron Scott: 2007-08 Coach of
the Year

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Sam Mitchell: 2006-07 Coach of
the Year

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