NBA Coach of the Year Odds: Steve Kerr Leads the Way

  • Golden State’s Steve Kerr is the top favorite for the Coach of the Year Award.
  • Billy Donovan of the Chicago Bulls is the next on the list. 
  • Erik Spoelstra and Monty Williams have solid prospects as well. 

Steve Kerr and the Warriors are the hottest topics in the NBA community, with the Dub Nation currently sitting atop the league. So it is really no wonder to see the 56-year old being the biggest candidate for the Coach of the Year award.

Though, the race will be tough, as several other names are also in the mix. Chicago’s Billy Donovan is close, as well as Erik Spoelstra. 

Kerr Rejuvenating Curry, GSW

Yes, we are aware that Steph Curry played very well last year and ended up being the league’s top scorer, but this is something different. The swag, the flow, everything in his game now (as well as the Warriors’ game) reminds us of those years when the Dub Nation ruled the NBA and Steph got two NBA MVP awards.

And that is only Kerr’s credit. 

Coach Odds
Steve Kerr+450
Billy Donovan+550
Erik Spoelstra+700
Monty Williams+1000
Quin Snyder +1200

He made Golden State the best team in the league, without Klay or Durant, and with several injured players who were supposed to be starters. How? Simply, he improved Jordan Poole, Damion Lee, forced Andrew Wiggins to be more focused on his game and to be poised. 

Donovan and the New-Look Bulls

Billy Donovan didn’t get the credit he deserves since coming to the NBA. After losing to the Warriors in the 2017 conference finals, he lost in four straight West first-round series. 

After that, he took over Chicago, without too much hype and started to build a team that might become competitive sometimes in the future. And guess what, the Bulls are one of the best teams in the league, with one very well-balanced roster and a couple of big-time stars. 

Logically, Donovan, a two-time NCAA champion, immediately emerged as one of the favorites for this award. If the Bulls remain in the top four teams of the East, anything is possible. 

Time to Correct Injustice Inflicted Upon Spoelstra

Undoubtedly, one of the most significant errors of the league in the past decade is not giving Erik Spoelstra the coach of the year award. Now, we know, many are going to say that he had D-Wade, LeBron, Bosh, and the super team while winning two NBA titles, but just stop there for a moment. 

This guy has only two sub-.500 seasons in his entire career. That has to mean something. By far, he has been the most consistent head coach in the NBA over the previous 15 years. The numbers are simply undeniable.

The Heat is looking great, and in our personal opinion, they are one of the best teams in the East, probably the third behind the Nets and the Bucks, meaning that Spoelstra’s chances for finally taking the award could be very high. 

We would mention a few other names who are also in the contention. Phoenix’s Monty Williams is +1000, Utah’s Quin Snyder +1200, the same as Steve Nash. Charlotte Hornets have their representative, James Borrego, +1600.

Nikola is one of those rare fanatics who dedicated their lives to sports. In the last five years, he has worked as a betting tips writer for several companies. Also, he does coverage of various sports events, and besides his betting skills, he is a sports news contributor on multiple websites. Here at VegasOdds, Nikola is in charge of the NBA, Champions League and the world’s most famous soccer competition the English Premier League.

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