It was a little more than a year ago that a Sports Illustrated poll of 248 NBA players named Toronto Raptors coach Sam Mitchell the worst coach in the league. But Tuesday, National Basketball Association sources have confirmed Mitchell will be named the NBA's coach of the year.
The Post has learned that Mitchell has edged other strong contenders such as Utah's Jerry Sloan and Dallas's Avery Johnson for the league's top coaching honour.
I don't even know if it was possible, at the beginning of the season, to place a bet on Mitchell to win this award. But you would have made a fantastic return.