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May 24, 1991
Don Chaney, who led the Houston Rockets to a franchise-record 52-30 record despite 25 games without Hakeem Olajuwon, received two rewards--a multiyear contract and the Red Auerbach Trophy as NBA coach of the year.
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May 11, 2008 | Johnette Howard, Newsday
He has never talked publicly about settling any scores, but it's hard to ignore how New Orleans Coach Byron Scott is quietly crossing some names off the list. The experts who said his upstart Hornets would eventually fade in the hyper-competitive Western Conference were wrong. The Hornets won the Southwest Division and challenged the Lakers for the best record in the conference despite Kobe Bryant's MVP season. Then came the Hornets' first-round playoff series against Dallas and Jason Kidd.
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May 11, 2008 | Johnette Howard, Newsday
He has never talked publicly about settling any scores, but it's hard to ignore how New Orleans Coach Byron Scott is quietly crossing some names off the list. The experts who said his upstart Hornets would eventually fade in the hyper-competitive Western Conference were wrong. The Hornets won the Southwest Division and challenged the Lakers for the best record in the conference despite Kobe Bryant's MVP season. Then came the Hornets' first-round playoff series against Dallas and Jason Kidd.
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May 24, 1991
Don Chaney, who led the Houston Rockets to a franchise-record 52-30 record despite 25 games without Hakeem Olajuwon, received two rewards--a multiyear contract and the Red Auerbach Trophy as NBA coach of the year.
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May 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
Mike Dunleavy of the Portland Trail Blazers was presented with the Red Auerbach Trophy as the NBA's coach of the year Friday at a ceremony in Portland's Rose Garden. Dunleavy, who preaches the team concept and tries to downplay individual honors, said: "This is a little embarrassing to me. I just hope our players understand that this is really a team award, and that I'm really proud of them. I look at it as an award for being the most improved team."
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May 8, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni did not receive any votes for the "2013-13 NBA Coach of the Year. " George Karl, of the Denver Nuggets, was awarded the Red Auerbach Trophy for leading the Denver Nuggets to a 57-25 record.  The Nuggets were recently eliminated in the first-round of the playoffs by the surprising Golden State Warriors. Despite the Lakers' 28-12 finish over their final 40 games (a 57-win pace), D'Antoni was overlooked in favor of 14 other coaches receiving votes. Karl received 62-first place votes.  Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro received a first and second-place vote.
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April 27, 2008 | Mark Heisler
DENVER -- Happily, Red Auerbach, after whom the NBA would name the trophy it gives its coach of the year, did actually win the award . . . Once. That's once in four seasons after they began giving the award . . . while his Boston Celtics won four titles . . . to go with their five in the previous six seasons. It could be argued that coaching wasn't even the best thing Auerbach did.
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May 5, 1987
Defensive tackle Jerome Brown of the University of Miami, drafted on the first round by the Philadelphia Eagles, was asked what kind of salary he expected to get. "How much is Vinny getting?" Brown asked, referring to former teammate Vinny Testaverde. He was told that Testaverde signed with Tampa Bay for $1.4 million a year. "One-point-four million?" Brown said. "I'll be glad if I get to point-four." Poor Pittsburgh.
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May 4, 1995 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Capping a season in which he was given much of the credit for the turnaround of the Lakers, Del Harris was voted NBA coach of the year Wednesday, easily beating Cleveland's Mike Fratello in nationwide media balloting. Harris, joining Bill Sharman and Pat Riley as Lakers to win the award, received 62 of a possible 105 votes from sportswriters and broadcasters.
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April 21, 2009 | Eric Sondheimer;, Staff and wire reports
Mike Brown, who has taken Cleveland to the postseason in each of his four seasons, on Monday was selected the NBA coach of the year in a vote of sportswriters and broadcasters. Brown led the Cavaliers to a 66-16 regular-season record, a Central Division title and the No. 1 overall seeding in the playoffs. With LeBron James and the other Cavaliers standing behind him and his coaching staff seated a few feet away, Brown accepted the Red Auerbach Trophy.
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