ESPN’s Chad Ford and Keith Lipscomb both think Frank Vogel is this season’s NBA Coach of the Year. Unfortunately for the league’s youngest coach, 28 other experts don’t. San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich was the clubhouse leader with 15 first-place votes followed by last year’s winner, Tom Thibodeau of Chicago, with 10. Memphis’ Lionel Hollins (3 votes) and Vogel (2) were the only two other coaches to be picked.
(Disclaimer: I’m not sure how many of these writers have official votes. Many do. Some don’t. But this was just an in-house exercise for Bristol.)