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1997-98 NBA Coach of the Year Winners

The Red Auerbach Trophy; voting by 116-member panel of local and national pro basketball writers and broadcasters. Each ballot has one entry.

  Votes Improvement
Larry Bird, Indiana 50 39-43 to 53-24
Jerry Sloan, Utah 29 64-18 to 62-20
Mike Fratello, Cleveland 15 42-40 to 47-35
Pat Riley, Miami 5 57-25 to 61-21
Danny Ainge, Phoenix 4 40-42 to 56-26
George Karl, Seattle 4 57-25 to 61-21
Phil Jackson, Chicago 3 69-13 to 62-20
Rick Pitino, Boston 3 15-67 to 36-46
Chuck Daly, Orlando 1 45-37 to 41-41
John Calipari, New Jersey 1 26-56 to 43-39
Jeff Van Gundy, New York 1 57-25 to 43-39

 

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