It was announced last week that Tom Thibodeau won the NBA Coach of the Year award, receiving 76 first-place votes.
But before I begin, I want to make it clear that I am not saying Tom Thibodeau did a bad job, because he did a great job in Chicago. However in my opinion, I think Doug Collins of the Philadelphia 76ers—who received just 11 first-place votes—had the better resume.
Collins brought this team from the dumps, transforming the 76ers into a playoff team able to compete with the Miami Heat in the playoffs, as well as every top team they played during the season. On the other hand, Thibodeau was working with an All-Star and three other near-All-Stars.
Even though Thibodeau had a better overall-win improvement, Collins did a better job and deserved the Coach of the Year award.