NBA Awards: Coach of the Year, Grouped by Team

This is the complete list of all the NBA coachs that won the Coach of the Year Award, grouped by team

Team with more awards:

Atlanta Hawks
6 times had the Coach of the Year

NBA Awards: Coach of the Year

The best coach of the season is selected by a national panel of pro basketball writers and broadcasters. Since 1967 the trophy is called "Red Auerbach Trophy", named that way for the former Boston Celtics coach who led the his team to 9 NBA titles.

The Atlanta Hawks had the Coach of the Year six times.

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NBA Coach of the Year, Grouped by Team

Awards Team Coach Seasons
6 Atlanta Hawks Mike Budenholzer 2014-15
Lenny Wilkens 1993-94
Mike Fratello 1985-86
Hubie Brown 1977-78
Richie Guerin 1967-68 (St. Louis Hawks)
    Harry Gallatin 1962-63 (St. Louis Hawks)
4 Chicago Bulls Tom Thibodeau 2010-11
Phil Jackson 1995-96
Dick Motta 1970-71
Johnny "Red" Kerr 1966-67
3 Boston Celtics Bill Fitch 1979-80
Tom Heinsohn 1972-73
    Arnold "Red" Auerbach 1964-65
3 Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr 2015-16
    Don Nelson 1991-92
    Alex Hannum 1963-64 (San Francisco Warriors)
3 Los Angeles Lakers Del Harris 1994-95
Pat Riley 1989-90
    Bill Sharman 1971-72
3 San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich 2013-14 2011-12 2002-03
2 Cleveland Cavaliers Mike Brown 2008-09
    Bill Fitch 1975-76
2 Denver Nuggets George Karl 2012-13
    Doug Moe 1987-88
2 Detroit Pistons Rick Carlisle 2001-02
Ray Scott 1973-74
2 Houston Rockets Don Chaney 1990-91
Tom Nissalke 1976-77
2 Indiana Pacers Larry Bird 1997-98
Jack McKinney 1980-81
2 Milwaukee Bucks Don Nelson 1984-85 1982-83
2 New York Knicks Pat Riley 1992-93
William "Red" Holzman 1969-70
2 Philadelphia 76ers Dolph Schayes 1965-66
Larry Brown 2000-01
2 Phoenix Suns Lowell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons 1988-89
Mike D'Antony 2004-05
2 Portland Trail Blazers Mike Dunleavy 1998-99
Mike Schuler 1986-87
2 Sacramento Kings Phil Johnson 1974-75 (KC / Omaha Kings)
    Lowell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons 1978-79 (Kansas City Kings)
2 Washington Wizards Gene Shue 1981-82 (Washington Bullets)
    Gene Shue 1968-69 (Baltimore Bullets)
1 Dallas Mavericks Avery Johnson 2005-06
1 Memphis Grizzlies Hubie Brown 2003-04
1 Miami Heat Pat Riley 1996-97
1 New Orleans Hornets Byron Scott 2007-08
1 Oklahoma City Thunder Scott Brooks 2009-10
1 Orlando Magic Glenn "Doc" Rivers 1999-00
1 Toronto Raptors Sam Mitchell 2006-07
1 Utah Jazz Frank Layden 1983-84