ABA Coach of the Year Award

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The American Basketball Association's Coach of the Year was an annual National Basketball Association (ABA) award given from 1968 to 1976. It was awarded to nine people in total, with two instances of co-Coach of the Year Awards being given out. Larry Brown was the only coach to win it more than once, winning it three times. Only the first two winners of the award ended up winning the ABA Finals that same season.

Season Coach Team Record winning% place in Division place in the ABA playoff finish
1967–68 Vince Cazzetta Pittsburgh Pipers 54-24 .692 1st 1st ABA Champions (4-3) over the Buccaneers
1968-69- Alex Hannum Oakland Oaks 60-18 .769 1st 1st ABA Champions (4-1) over the Pacers
1969–70 Tie Bill Sharman Los Angeles Stars 43-41 .512 4th 6th Lost (4-2) in the Finals to Pacers
1969–70 Tie Joe Belmont Denver Rockets 42-14 .750 1st 2nd Lost (4-1) in the Western Division Semifinals to the Stars
1970–71 Al Bianchi Virginia Squires 55-29 .655 1st 3rd Lost (4-2) in the Eastern Division Finals to the Colonels
1971–72 Tom Nissalke Dallas Chaparrals 42-42 .500 3rd 6th Lost (4-0) in the Western Division Semifinals to the Stars
1972–73 Larry Brown Carolina Cougars 57-27 .679 1st 1st Lost (4-3) in the Eastern Division Finals to the Colonels
1973–74 Tie Babe McCarthy Kentucky Colonels 53-31 .631 2nd 2nd Lost (4-0) in the Eastern Division Finals to the Nets
1973–74 Tie Joe Mullaney Utah Stars 51-33 .607 1st 3rd Lost (4-1) in the Finals to the Nets
1974–75 Larry Brown Denver Nuggets 65-19 .774 1st 1st Lost (4-3) in the Western Division Finals to Pacers
1975–76 Larry Brown Denver Nuggets 60-24 .714 no divisions 1st Lost (4-2) in the Finals to the Nets