Andrew Bogut Breaks Down the C.O.Y Race

by March 24, 2010

Bogut tells the Journal Sentinel that it’s down to his own coach and the guy in OKC: “If the Bucks can keep it going until the end of the regular season, the 46-year-old Skiles will be a leading candidate for coach of the year honors. Also considered a strong contender is Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks, who has presided over a dramatic turnaround with a Thunder team that won only 23 games last season but already has 42 victories this season. Others in contention could be Utah’s Jerry Sloan, Phoenix’s Alvin Gentry and Charlotte’s Larry Brown. ‘Any time you’ve got a team that is picked last in their conference by every so-called expert, and with what he’s got out of our team with no all-stars, I think he’s definitely the coach of the year, not being biased,” said Bucks center Andrew Bogut. ‘To be fair, I think it’s down to Brooks and Skiles for coach of the year. I don’t see anybody else really contending for that. When you compare rosters, they’re probably the two best coaches.’ The Thunder does have an all-star player and emerging superstar in 21-year-old forward Kevin Durant. The closest thing the Bucks have to an all-star is the 7-foot Bogut, who was bypassed during the selection process this season.”