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NBA Coach of the Year Odds, Predictions & Picks

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  • Mark Daigneault is the favorite to win the 2024 NBA Coach of the Year.

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In the sixth week of the 2024 NBA season, Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault remains the favorite for the Coach of the Year award. After almost a month of NBA basketball, teams have begun to separate themselves in quality. Behind these teams are the coaches diligently strategizing for success every night. As the season progresses, WSN will provide regular updates on the latest odds, predictions, and in-depth analyses for the NBA Coach of the Year race. Stay tuned for the evolving coaching landscape in the league.

The Coach of the Year race continues to be one of the most dynamic award races in the NBA. Mark Daigneault of the Oklahoma City Thunder is the favorite, but new candidates have surged to the top. Jamahl Mosley of the Orlando Magic, Chris Finch of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Ime Udoka of the Houston Rockets have defied the odds and led their teams to competitive positions in their respective conferences.

Let's look at the odds, predictions, and most asked questions about the NBA Coach of the Year award!

2024 NBA Coach of the Year Odds

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Mark DaigneaultOklahoma City Thunder+470
Jamahl MosleyOrlando Magic+550
Chris FinchMinnesota Timberwolves+550
Ime UdokaHouston Rockets+600
Rick CarlisleIndiana Pacers+1000
Nick NursePhiladelphia 76ers+1000
Joe MazzullaBoston Celtics+1100
Jason KiddDallas Mavericks+1200
Michael MaloneDenver Nuggets+1900
Adrian GriffinMilwaukee Bucks+2200

WSN’s Pick

While the Coach of the Year race has been incredibly dynamic, Joe Mazzulla checks every box needed to win. Inheriting a perennially underachieving squad and a new roster makeup, Mazzulla has kept the Celtics among the best in the conference. It's easy to see him taking home the award if he maintains their place come the end of the season.

NBA Coach of the Year Predictions

Who Is the Favorite to Win NBA Coach of the Year in 2024?

Mark Daigneault - Oklahoma City Thunder (+470) at FanDuel

TeamYearRecordOff RtgDef RtgPace
OKC2023-2411-6, 5th in NBA Western Conference 119.0 (4th of 30)110.7 (6th of 30)99.8 (12th of 30) 

Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault retains his place at the top of the Coach of the Race despite a turbulent week. His Thunder went 1-2 through three games with losses to the Sixers and the Timberwolves. Despite their brilliance this season, they have faltered against some of the top teams in their conference. If they can stay in the top six, Daigneault will have a good chance at the award, especially given the youth and inexperience of his squad.

Who Are the Contenders for the 2024 NBA Coach of the Year Award?

Ime Udoka - Houston Rockets (+550) at FanDuel

TeamYearRecordOff RtgDef RtgPace
HOU2023-248-7, 8th in NBA Western Conference 112.8 (18th of 30)107.3 (3rd of 30)107.3 (3rd of 30

The Houston Rockets continue to exceed expectations. While they fell off after their torrid win streak to open the month, they bounced back with big wins over the Memphis Grizzlies and Denver Nuggets this week en route to a 2-1 record over that stretch. The defensive culture brought in by Ime Udoka has been infectious, and their combination of veterans and hopeful young players has generated exciting results. Currently, they’re overachieving, and if that keeps track, Udoka has a great route to the Coach of the Year award!

Chris Finch - Minnesota Timberwolves (+550) at FanDuel

TeamYearRecordOff RtgDef RtgPace
MIN2023-2413-4, 1st in NBA Western Conference 113.8 (14th of 30)106.7 (1st of 3099.0 (18th of 30) 

Chris Finch’s Minnesota Timberwolves may be one of the most exciting teams in the NBA this season. They’ve climbed to the top of the Western Conference, overcoming West hopefuls like the Denver Nuggets and the Phoenix Suns. By making their name on their defense, the Timberwolves have made their intent for the conference crown known. Taking down some of the league’s best teams over their last ten games suggests the Timberwolves' form isn’t a fluke. Keep an eye on Finch in this Coach of the Year race.

Jamahl Mosley - Orlando Magic (+600) at FanDuel

TeamYearRecordOff RtgDef RtgPace
ORL2023-2412-5, 3rd in NBA Eastern Conference 112.6 (19th of 30)107.3 (2nd of 30)100.1 (9th of 30) 

The Orlando Magic have soared up the Eastern Conference table, now challenging the Celtics and Bucks for supremacy in the East. Jamahl Mosely has organized a young Magic side into one of the most capable defensive units in the league. Earning impressive wins over the Celtics, Nuggets, and Bucks, the young Magic seem to have taken an unprecedented leap and now look like contenders in the East. Jamahl Mosely is rightly a top candidate for Coach of the Year.

NBA Coach of the Year FAQs

Who was the 2023 NBA Coach of the Year?

The Sacramento Kings' Mike Brown won the 2023 NBA Coach of the Year award. It was Brown's second time winning the award, after earning the prize in 2009, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers.

After acting as an assistant coach to the Golden State Warriors for six seasons, Brown came into the Kings organization and immediately improved them. Leading the Kings out of their historical playoff drought, Brown helped Sacramento earn a 48-34 record on top of organizing the league's highest-scoring offense. 

Brown was the clear pick to win Coach of the Year in 2023, garnering 100 first-place votes - a unanimous victory. Second place was Mark Daigneault, who collected 48 second-place votes and 20 third-place votes.

When will the NBA Coach of the Year be Announced?

The NBA Coach of the Year winner is expected to be named in mid-to-late June during the NBA Playoffs. There is no set date for when the winner will be announced, but it is usually made public during a broadcast of Inside the NBA.

How is the NBA Coach of the Year Selected?

A panel of sportswriters from the United States and Canada vote for the eventual Coach of the Year at the end of the regular season. Each member of the voting panel casts a vote for their first, second, and third place selections - each vote is worth five, three, and one point, respectively. The coach who receives the highest point total, regardless of first-place votes, is named the NBA Coach of the Year!

Does the NBA Coach of the Year Receive a Prize?

The NBA Coach of the Year receives the Red Auerbach Trophy. The trophy was named in honor of the legendary Boston Celtics coach who led his team to nine NBA championships between 1956 and 1966.

Who Has Won NBA Coach of the Year Multiple Times?

There have been ten coaches to win Coach of the Year multiple times. Don Nelson, Pat Riley, and Gregg Popovich lead all winners with three Coach of the Year trophies each. Beyond them, seven players have won the award twice.

How Many NBA Coach of the Year Winners are in the Basketball Hall of Fame?

The NBA Coach of the Year Award tends to signify a coach who will go on to enjoy a long NBA career. With enough sustained success, great coaches will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. There have been 12 NBA Coach of the Year winners who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame: Larry Brown, Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Lenny Wilkens, Don Nelson, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Bill Fitch, Tom Heinsohn, Bill Sharman, Red Holzman, Red Auerbach, and Alex Hannum.

Has a Non-American Coach Ever Won Coach of the Year?

Every NBA Coach of the Year Award winner has been American. However, two-time Coach of the Year Mike D'Antoni, although born in the United States, holds dual citizenship between the United States and Italy.

Which Team Has Never Produced a Coach of the Year Winner?

In current NBA history, there are only three teams that have not produced an NBA Coach of the Year winner: Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooklyn Nets, and LA Clippers.

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