Despite how much we hate the Mavs, and how bad they play against the W's, and how overrated they are, bleh bleh bleh, I still gotta say Avery got robbed. I mean he took his team of choke artists to almost 70 wins, and by far the best record in the league, but they give coach of the year to Sam Mitchell, whose team probably won't even win 1 game against New Jersey.
I think Avery gets blamed too much for his teams choking. His lineup wasn't that bad, it was people like Dirk shooting 4/16 and his team missing 11 layups (thanks to 1 DUB defense!) that lost that game. I hate the Mavs, but lil Avery Johnson is sure getting a lot of heat for a bad game 1!