Best Of 2007

Best Pro Coach: Mike Brown

The Cavs rely on LeBron too much, can't score, and can't figure out how to ditch dead-weight contracts. But they still made it to the finals. Why? Because of Head Coach Mike Brown. Brown overcame underwhelming performances by several overpaid players, and he got an NBA team to buy into his "defense first" philosophy, which they used to shut down the Eastern Conference. In a league filled with run-and-gun, high-scoring offenses and look-at-me-score personalities, Brown got the tough part down first in establishing a lock-down defense. When you're bowing to the Chosen One, don't forget to wave Coach Brown's way.

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