With Denver coach George Karl and Miami coach Erik Spoelstra each streaking toward the finish line, the Coach of the Year race looks like a photo finish.
In fact, our voters are of two minds -- by very narrow margins, they tend to think that Karl should win but that Spo will win. Even then, we're really in too-close-to-call, let's-get-a-recount territory.
And maybe it comes down to the last three nights of the season. For instance, if Denver were to drop from the third seed, that might be enough to tip the scales toward South Beach.
Here is the full voting breakdown by our ESPN Forecast panel.
ESPN Forecast: Who should win the Coach of the Year award?
Voters ranked their top three picks, with a 5-3-1 scoring system
35 first-place votes
30 first-place votes
San Antonio Spurs
22 first-place votes
New York Knicks
Six first-place votes
Three first-place votes
Also receiving votes: Mark Jackson, Warriors (52 points); Lionel Hollins, Grizzlies (30 points); Kevin McHale, Rockets (25 points); Frank Vogel, Pacers (16 points); Scott Brooks, Thunder (8 points); Doc Rivers, Celtics (4 points); Bernie Bickerstaff, Lakers (3 points); Rick Carlisle, Mavericks (2 points); P.J. Carlesimo, Nets (1 point); Larry Drew, Hawks (1 point); Vinny Del Negro, Clippers (1 point).
ESPN Forecast: Who will win the Coach of the Year award?
Voters selected one name each
New York Knicks
Also receiving votes: Gregg Popovich, Spurs (7 votes); Mark Jackson, Warriors (4 votes); Tom Thibodeau, Bulls (4 votes); Vinny Del Negro, Clippers (1 vote).