NBA Coach of the Year

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This season we have seen some amazing performances by some teams that have had major adversity.  I am talking teams that have had to deal with unique situations who have overcome all obstacles and have put on some outstanding performances that have accounted for a teams success. 

We have seen:

- cheap online Ampicillin Drugstore The Portland Trail Blazers overcome injuries once again this year (Brandon Roy, Greg Oden, Marcus Camby, Joel Pryzbilla) and have only 2 players (Andre Miller, Martell Webster) play the entire 82 game schedule.
- The New Orleans Hornets deal with a season where rumors of Chris Paul’s departure and injuries to him, Emeka Okafor and David West wore on them, yet they got off to a fire hot start and have made it to the playoffs.
- The Miami Heat completely re-make their roster with all new players and blend together 3 Super Stars and battle for the top spot in the East
- The Pacers fire Jim O’Brien only to be replaced by his assistant Frank Vogel and lead this upstart team of young players as they surprised everyone and earned their way back to the Playoffs with the 8th seed
- The Nuggets deal with the Carmelo Anthony drama for half of the season, then see their roster re-made and than go on an incredible run after the All-Star break as they look to make some noise in the Playoffs.

But TheBowse’s choice for NBA Coach of the Year for the 2010-2011 season is Tom Thibodeau of the Chicago Bulls.  Being known as a Defensive guru from his days with the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics as an Assistant Coach, the Bulls chose him to replace Vinny Del Negro after he was let go after last season.

This turned out being the best choice as The Bulls have officially secured the #1 seed and top spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference with a 59-20 record.  Coming off of a 41-41 season and a First round elimination to the hands of the Cavaliers, The Bulls knew they needed a Coach that could lead them deep into the Playoffs.  After acquiring Carlos Boozer, Ronnie Brewer, C.J. Watson, Kyle Korver and Keith Bogans in the off-season the team needed a coach that would be able to lead, teach and mesh this revamped Bulls lineup.

The team started 5-5 for the month of October, it looked like they would once again be a .500 team that would sneak into the Playoffs in the 7th or 8th seed.  To add additional adversity, they were forced to start the season without newly acquired Carlos Boozer who had an off-season injury that needed time to  heal. Already, talk of another sub-par year was heard around the league.

But something happened.  Something that only the Bulls personnel could fully explain as they never had a sub .500 month again.  The Bulls charged through the NBA and straight up the standings as Derrick Rose and Co. began to dominate the league behind the tutelage of Thibodeau.  The leadership and experience that he brought was clearly rubbing off on The Bulls as they climbed their way up the Eastern Standings and never looked back.

With the return of Boozer to the lineup, they became that much stronger and deep, but unfortunately this only lasted a short while as Joakim Noah went down with an injury of his own once again leaving Thibodeau to mix and match his roster to effectively weather the storm of missing one of his star players.

As the season wore on Thibodeau proved his coaching ability was at a “Head Coach” level as his play calling got much smarter, calculated and more effective.  The Bulls became the team to beat in the East and Thibodeau had no one else to thank other than himself for his intelligent roster moves, cunning play calling and phenomenal leadership.  He worked very close with Derrick Rose who has become one of the leagues best players and is most likely set to become the NBA MVP Award winner for his outstanding play.

Tom Thibodeau came to The Bulls with high expectations and apparently hasn’t let himself down.  As the Playoffs are just 1 week away, its apparent the Bulls front office made the right choice in bringing him in to lead them. 

That is why TheBowse.com’s selection for NBA Coach of the Year is Tom Thibodeau of The Chicago Bulls.

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