Can this season's hardcore NBA followers explain to me why Brad Stevens didn't win Coach of the Year

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  1. Madmick Stop Spoiling My TV Life (it's the one I like)

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    ??

    I mean, C'Antoni reminded us why he's one of the greatest basketball minds not necessarily as a winner, but in terms of where strategic offensive brilliance meets the business end. With Tony Parker out on the other sidein the WC bracket, he actually looks like he has a chance to make it to the Finals for the first time, ever, which is sort of mindblowing, but why on earth are he and Spoelstra winning COTY?

    Is it really as simple as the fact that Stevens coaches in the Eastern Conference?

    Not saying that isn't a highly valid argument, but I guess I fail to see what is so brilliant about jacking up 3,300 3-PTers after Gregg Poppovich & Steve Kerr already let that moneyball cat out of the bag. After all, Golden State is the most stacked team in history, probably, and Houston managed no better than 3rd in their Conference.

    Meanwhile, Brad Davis took this roster to #1 ahead of Lebron's Cavs in the East, and they're on a collision course with King James for the ECF. I don't expect them to win that matchup, but then, I don't think Houston will beat the Spurs even with Patty Mills bringing the ball up the court.

    It's a achievement of pure conquer that he took this squad to a 53-29 record; even if it is in the Leastern Conference.
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/BOS/2017.html
    http://www.nba.com/celtics/roster/
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    Isaiah Thomas is his #1 player for God's sake. My Kings' 2014 roster that put up a 28-54 record had more talent behind Thomas:
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/SAC/2014.html
    -- Demarcus vs. Horford
    -- Gay vs. Bradley


    What gives?
     
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  2. Sexy unbelieveable

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    lebron shouldve got coach of the year

    spo did even more w/ less

    LMAO come on man try harder
     
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  3. Madmick Stop Spoiling My TV Life (it's the one I like)

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    My bad, that itself was a quick edit to clarify pronouns, and sometimes I cross my wires. Baron Davis effect.
     
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    Brad Davis the GOAT.
     
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    Celtshits have the league's 2nd highest paid player this season as well as a guy who's gonna finish top 5 in MVP voting. They have very solid role players in Bradley and Crowder who are borderline all-stars in the Least. Had Stevens coached them up to 60 wins he might have an argument, but they won 53 games (5 more than last year despite adding max FA Horfag and Isaiah having an insane breakout year)

    Cantoni took a team that many preseason prognosticators had missing the yoffs and coached them to 55 wins and the 3rd seed (41 wins and 8th seed last year) out West. The only significant roster movement was essentially swapping starting C Dwert for backup SG Gordon. So why the significant win improvement? Cantoni made the ballsy move to have Hardcan run the point full-time and install a volume 3pt shaating offense built on Hardcan at point that made his Phoenix SSOL teams look prude. That was all Cantoni being the impetus of change and drastic team improvement

    Spogoat took a ragtag team of castoffs, has-beens and never-weres, then got destroyed by injuries the first months of the season (Heat had like 9000 different starting lineups by January). Team got into a 11-30 hole before Spogoat coached them to 41-41. 30-11 the second half of the season, 60-win pace team top 5 in both offense and defense. Those 41 games weren't exactly a small sample-size either, it's literally half a season. And that record wasn't built on weak competition, Heat had wins over: Bucks, Bucks, Warriors, Bulls, Hawks, Bucks, Rockets, Hawks, Pacers, Cavs, Cavs, Raptors, Wizards, Cavs, Wizards -- 15 wins vs yoff teams, overall they were 15-5 vs 2017 yoff teams in those final 41 games. It was an unprecedented season turnaround never before seen in NBA history, some bullshit tie-breaker with teams resting their players the final night of reg season does nothing to diminish what actually happened in Miami.
     
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  6. Michaelangelo what a freak

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    Crowder is one ugly gentleman (no offense)
     
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    BTW...how so?
    Problem appears to be the same as it existed in Phoenix.

    This sells tickets like a motherfucker, but it doesn't translate to Championships.
     
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  8. Revolver you sound poor

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    Who cares about coty award.
     
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    People who post in COTY threads.
     
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    Faust blaming injuries.. I for one, am completely shocked.
     
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    Yeah, it's because he's in the East.

    You'll find out how meaningless their regular season record is, when Lebron and Co. make them look like a D-League team.
     
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    Oh yeah, if you guys would throw out the names of who you thought deserved COTY, I would like to see these.
     
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  13. faustian THE LOOSE CANNON

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    Seriously look at the Heat rotation that became a 60-win team for the 2nd half of the season:

    F - Luke Babbitt, James Johnson
    F - Rodney McGruder, Josh Richardson, Okaro White
    C - Hassan Whiteside, Willie Reed
    G - Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson
    G - Dion Waiters, Wayne Ellington

    Of those 11 players, only 3 (Waiters, Babbitt [lmfao], James Johnson) were 1st round draft picks, and Waiters/Babbitt/Johnson had become so devalued since being drafted that the 3 combined to make a total salary of $8.2 mil last season

    Seriously, how many NBA teams the past decade have had the majority of their starting lineup not even drafted in the first round? lmao
     
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  14. Corona 2016 World Champion

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    Lmfao at "60 win team the second half of the season"

    Give Luke Walton Coty.. turned the broke dick lakes into a 60+ win team the last 6 games of the season.
     
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    He should be. 53 wins despite Crowder/Horford missing nearly all of November and Bradley missing 27 games.

    Regular season awards isn't something i've ever really cared about in any sport though so whatever.
     
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    Na the heat are the only team that had injuries this year dawg.
     
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    Horfag playing 68 games and posting below career average in boards and points is "an insane breakout year" according to faust as well. This bozo has truly lost it.
     
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    Lol talk about losing it, you have like 15 empty posts itt already my dude. Settle down and actually read before reacting: I said IT had a breakout year
     
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    Faust has truly lost it itt, embarrassing on all levels.
     
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