NBA Odds: Celtics’ Brad Stevens Among Coach Of The Year Award Favorites

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Brad Stevens is doing a heck of a job this season.

That’s the conclusion PointsBet Sportsbook drew Tuesday by setting the Boston Celtics head coach’s odds of winning the NBA Coach of the Year award at +600, according to The Action Network.

Stevens and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra have the third-best odds, trailing only those of the Toronto Raptors’ Nick Nurse (+125) and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Mike Budenholzer (+450).

The Celtics are 37-16 and sit in third place in the Eastern Conference standings. Boston’s impressive record and ability to withstand a myriad of injuries has impressed observers, including former Celtics center and current NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins, who proclaimed Stevens the front-runner in the Coach of the Year race in December before downgrading him to sixth a few weeks later.

Oddsmakers’ opinions carry more weight than Perkins’, as far as bettors are concerned, and there’s no denying Stevens is firmly in the mix.

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