Brad Stevens Didn’t Get A Single Coach Of The Year Vote From Peers
Despite the fact that he has taken a team chalk full of young, inexperienced players, without it's two stars for most of the season, to the Eastern Conference Finals, it appears Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has seemingly not impressed his fellow NBA coaches.
The National Basketball Coaches Association announced today that Toronto Raptors head coach Dwayne Casey was named the Coach of the Year for 2017-2018 NBA season.
According to a Boston.com report, Casey was one of eight coaches around the league that were nominated. None of those coaches, however, go by the name Brad Stevens.
Despite coaching his team to a 55-27 record, which was good for second place in the Eastern Conference, not one of Stevens' contemporaries felt he deserved to be mentioned among the best coaches in the league.
While the NBA will give out it's own Coach of the Year award, which is voted on by members of the media like other top honors around the league, the NBCA award is one that is voted on solely by the coaches in the league.
Stevens might just take home the league honors, for his successful run with an undermanned team, but his peers, for whatever reason, just don't think he's been that impressive.