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    Here's why, we don't want Scott Brooks to win Coach of the Year.
    It is truly a curse to your team and to the coach to win this award.



    2008-09 Mike Brown Cleveland - active, but on edge of being fired.
    2007-08 Byron Scott New Orleans - fired in 2009
    2006-07 Sam Mitchell Toronto - fired in 2008
    2005-06 Avery Johnson Dallas - fired in 2007
    2004-05 Mike D'Antoni Phoenix - fired in 2009
    2003-04 Hubie Brown Memphis - retired for healt reasons
    2002-03 Gregg Popovich San Antonio - active
    2001-02 Rick Carlisle Detroit - fired in 2003
    2000-01 Larry Brown Philadelphia - fired in 2003

    Also Utah's Jerry Sloan has never won this award, and has kept his job for 21 years with Jazz.


    http://www.nba.com/history/awards_coachofyear.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by okclee View Post
    Here's why, we don't want Scott Brooks to win Coach of the Year.
    It is truly a curse to your team and to the coach to win this award.



    2008-09 Mike Brown Cleveland - active, but on edge of being fired.
    2007-08 Byron Scott New Orleans - fired in 2009
    2006-07 Sam Mitchell Toronto - fired in 2008
    2005-06 Avery Johnson Dallas - fired in 2007
    2004-05 Mike D'Antoni Phoenix - fired in 2009
    2003-04 Hubie Brown Memphis - retired for healt reasons
    2002-03 Gregg Popovich San Antonio - active
    2001-02 Rick Carlisle Detroit - fired in 2003
    2000-01 Larry Brown Philadelphia - fired in 2003

    Also Utah's Jerry Sloan has never won this award, and has kept his job for 21 years with Jazz.


    http://www.nba.com/history/awards_coachofyear.html
    I'd imagine the list of coaches looks like this overall. The NBA seems to have an insane rate of turnover. Also, don't let soonabooma see this or he'll rig the vote to ensure Brooks wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okclee View Post
    Here's why, we don't want Scott Brooks to win Coach of the Year.
    It is truly a curse to your team and to the coach to win this award.



    2008-09 Mike Brown Cleveland - active, but on edge of being fired.
    2007-08 Byron Scott New Orleans - fired in 2009
    2006-07 Sam Mitchell Toronto - fired in 2008
    2005-06 Avery Johnson Dallas - fired in 2007
    2004-05 Mike D'Antoni Phoenix - fired in 2009
    2003-04 Hubie Brown Memphis - retired for healt reasons
    2002-03 Gregg Popovich San Antonio - active
    2001-02 Rick Carlisle Detroit - fired in 2003
    2000-01 Larry Brown Philadelphia - fired in 2003

    Also Utah's Jerry Sloan has never won this award, and has kept his job for 21 years with Jazz.


    http://www.nba.com/history/awards_coachofyear.html
    ---Larry Brown wasn't fired by Philly; he made the decision to leave because he wanted to go to Detroit.

    --Rick Carlisle made it to the conference finals the year after winning the award, but he had issues with ownership, and Dumars had Larry Brown lined up (even though Carlisle had beaten Brown in the playoffs a month before). Otherwise, Carlisle wouldn't have been fired after making it to the conference finals two years in a row. After he was fired by the Pistons, Carlisle won 61 games in his first season in Indiana and immediately took the Pacers to the eastern conference finals (marking Carlisle's third consecutive year in that round), losing to the eventual champion Pistons in six games. Carlisle's team was expected to be a championship contender the next season, but the Malice at the Palace ruined that and completely altered his tenure.

    ---Mike D'Antoni wasn't fired by Phoenix; Kerr wanted him to stay, but D'Antoni didn't like that Kerr was trying to tell him how to coach his team, so D'Antoni left for more money and more autonomy.

    Getting fired doesn't make someone a bad coach. Quite often coaches are fired because management has unrealistic expectations and/or it's often easier to throw a coach under the bus rather than to take the heat as an executive for not assembling the right collection of players. There isn't a single coach on that list that I would consider a "bad" coach. Outside of Detroit booting Carlisle for Brown, none of those teams had more success after firing/losing those coaches. Sam Mitchell is probably the least regarded coach on that list, and look at Toronto during and after his tenure. After taking Toronto to the playoffs in back-to-back years, he was fired after an 8-9 start. Then team then tanked under Triano, and they're barely hanging on the #8 seed this season despite all of the money they spent upgrading the roster in the offseason.
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    This is not a list of BAD coaches.

    It is the curse of winning Coach of the Year, especially the last ten years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okclee View Post
    This is not a list of BAD coaches.

    It is the curse of winning Coach of the Year, especially the last ten years.
    What is the curse? I guess Hubie Brown's health problems were the result of the curse of COY, not the fact that he was 70-something years old. Mike D'Antoni got cursed with a $6 million per year offer to leave the Suns. Pop got cursed with lifetime job security.

    Like slimjimzv said, it's pretty much the same pattern of turnover that exists among NBA coaches in general. That's especially true because COY isn't an exclusive list; you don't see the same few coaches win it every year, even though in any given year everyone is going to be in almost unanimous agreement about who the top few coaches are (i.e. Jackson, Popovich, Brown).
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    Mike Brown is on the verge of being fired in Cleveland?

    News to me.

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    Also, someone needs to rehire Byron Scott asap.

    N.O. firing him was a mistake IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus View Post
    N.O. firing him was a mistake IMO
    I couldn't agree more!! He is a good coach, just hard on the players at times... IMO the players need to quite being such pu$$ies and man up! Your getting paid millions of dollars don't act like a baby!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus View Post
    Mike Brown is on the verge of being fired in Cleveland?.
    YEAH!! U didn't know that?!? Why would anyone want the best record in the NBA??? I'm surprised they haven't canned his ass already!!

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    No curse, and maybe he'll become the next Pops huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1Thunderfan View Post
    I couldn't agree more!! He is a good coach, just hard on the players at times... IMO the players need to quite being such pu$$ies and man up! Your getting paid millions of dollars don't act like a baby!!
    Right on.
    I remember hearing that JR Smith was in Scott's doghouse while they were both here in OKC, and Smith got benched.

    I can't imagine why someone couldn't get along w/JR Smith

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    I would want Byron Scott to coach here in OKC again, if I didn't like Brooks so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okclee View Post
    Here's why, we don't want Scott Brooks to win Coach of the Year.
    It is truly a curse to your team and to the coach to win this award.



    2008-09 Mike Brown Cleveland - active, but on edge of being fired.
    2007-08 Byron Scott New Orleans - fired in 2009
    2006-07 Sam Mitchell Toronto - fired in 2008
    2005-06 Avery Johnson Dallas - fired in 2007
    2004-05 Mike D'Antoni Phoenix - fired in 2009
    2003-04 Hubie Brown Memphis - retired for healt reasons
    2002-03 Gregg Popovich San Antonio - active
    2001-02 Rick Carlisle Detroit - fired in 2003
    2000-01 Larry Brown Philadelphia - fired in 2003

    Also Utah's Jerry Sloan has never won this award, and has kept his job for 21 years with Jazz.


    http://www.nba.com/history/awards_coachofyear.html

    Turns out this guy was right about Mike Brown after all.

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    Thank you, Thank you.

    Scott Brooks should start packing his bags now.

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    Or he can keep coaching and win 4 titles like Popovich has. That's what I'm hoping for. Or at least a title or two, four would be unreal.

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