Brad Stevens Loses Coach Of Year To Fired HC Dwane Casey
Despite taking his team to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals without it's two biggest stars, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was not deemed to be the NBA's Coach of the Year, Monday night.
At the league's annual awards announcement, the honor was given to former Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey, who was fired following his team's early exit from the postseason.
Casey, who also won the Coach of the Year Award from the National Basketball Coaches Association back in May, helped the Raptors secure the top seed in the East during the regular season.
Stevens, who hasn't gotten the recognition, from his peers or the media, that many expected him to get this award season, led his young C's team to a second place regular season finish, despite being without Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving for large chunks of the season.
Though he did not win either of the awards, it's safe to say Celtics Nation is happy he is coaching their team.