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The Hornets, in their fourth season under Byron Scott, continue to thrive, producing a plus-17 increase in wins from last season. New Orleans also was a division champion in 2007-08 for the first time in franchise history.
After leading the Hornets to a franchise-record 56 wins and their first playoff appearance in the last four years, Byron Scott was named the NBA's coach of the year.
|2008||Byron Scott, Hornets|
|2007||Sam Mitchell, Raptors|
|2006||Avery Johnson, Mavericks|
|2005||Mike D'Antoni, Suns|
|2004||Hubie Brown, Grizzlies|
|2003||Gregg Popovich, Spurs|
|2002||Rick Carlisle, Pistons|
|2001||Larry Brown, 76ers|
|2000||Doc Rivers, Magic|
|1999||Mike Dunleavy, Trail Blazers|