In the National Basketball Association, sometimes it feels like the players get all the credit.
Sure they put up the big numbers, suit up night in and night on and bring home the trophies, but aren't we forgetting about someone right now? Oh right, the coach. The coach plays an indispensable part of every team, and he's not someone we should forget when it comes to a team's ultimate succes or failures.
The coach is the man with the plan. He's the one that leads the troops into battle, the one who gives each player exactly what they need to charge through the next match up. The coach knows how to handle the star player's ego, and how to make even the role players feel like they are necessary to the grand scheme of things. The truth is, coaching is not a job. It's an art form.
When you talk about Coach of the Year in the NBA, you are truly talking about a special individual. You are speaking of a man who has truly gone above and beyond, and that man should be rewarded. The coach of the year, is someone who has taken what he has been given, and turned it into something truly remarkable.
The NBA has been blessed with many talented coaches currently working at the moment, but only one of them can be the best.
Here are the ten candidates for the 2010-11 Coach of the Year.