According to the NBA, Oklahoma City’s coach, Scott Brooks, has won the 2010 Coach of the Year award. Nate McMillan, on the other hand, came in third, earning nine first-place votes. Here’s the breakdown:
Coach, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
Scott Brooks, Oklahoma City 71 39 8 480
Scott Skiles, Milwaukee 26 54 21 313
Nate McMillan, Portland 9 9 35 107
Looks just fine to me, with regards to Nate. Skiles had a pretty good case for winning, but the Thunder’s surprising season is exactly the type of year that earns its coach this award. Them’s the breaks. McMillan was still recognized by many for a job well done, so no need to get upset over this. Spilled milk, let’s call it.