... Goes to Tom Thibodeau.
Tom Thibodeau will be presented with the NBA coach of the year award Sunday afternoon, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.
The first-year head coach led the Bulls to a 62-20 regular season and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Thibodeau, 53, replaced the fired Vinny Del Negro in June, and with a rebuilt roster, the Bulls breezed to a mark that matched their best record since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen completed their second championship three-peat at the end of the 1997-98 season.