MY COTY PREDICTIONS
"Quin Snyder over Gregg Popovich and Brad Stevens?"
Yes. Snyder over both although Pop and Brad are both better coaches. Hear me out.
When you think of the person who led the Jazz to the 2nd round and 5th seed you'd probably think of Donovan Mitchell or maybe Rudy Gobert but the answer is this man. The Jazz made it so far with ZERO All-Stars and a rookie being arguably the best player on the team.
We watched Quin Snyder demolish Billy Donovan in the 1st round of the Playoffs while taking down the Thunder in 5 games as UNDERDOGS. Heck, the Jazz even won a game against the Rockets in their own home court.
Other possible COTY candidates and why they won't win :
Brad Stevens - Although leading the Boston Celtics to 7 games against the Cleveland Cavaliers. They won't give Brad Stevens the COTY award. Why not? The Celtics are a STACKED team and just like Steve Kerr and the Warriors. The credit will be given to the players rather than the coach who made it all happen. It's BS but that's how it's gonna be.
Gregg Popovich - With the acquisition of DeRozan. The Spurs don't have to rely on Aldridge 80% of the time. The Spurs will make the Playoffs and be a top 6 seed. Look at the 2016 & 2017 season. Look at the Spurs' records when he has two stars playing and not just one carrying all the load. Not to mention, DeRozan plays very similar to Kawhi Leonard on the offensive end and Pop will definitely unlock his defense as he certainly has the length and height to do so.