The award, known as the NBA Coach of the Year, is given to the league’s top coach for the most seasons in which the team wins an NBA championship.
The winners will be announced Thursday night.
There are nine nominees for this year.
The best coach in the league for the last five seasons was Kevin McHale with the Celtics, and the best coach for this decade was Steve Kerr with the Warriors.
In a rare move, the Warriors have nominated a man who played in the NBA for almost two decades, and won a championship with the franchise he helped build.
Stephen Curry has spent much of his career with the Golden State Warriors, but was named Coach of Year in 2020.
Former Houston Rockets coach Rick Carlisle has won Coach of a Decade award since 2013.