OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks has been named the NBA's coach of the year after engineering the league's best turnaround.
The Thunder won 27 more games this season than they did a year ago, going 50-32 and earning the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with the NBA's youngest roster.
The improvement came without a significant free agent signing. Instead, the team is primarily the same group of players as last season plus rookies James Harden, Serge Ibaka and Eric Maynor.
Bucks coach Scott Skiles finished 2nd in the balloting. The Bucks improved by 12 games this season and posted their first winning campaign since 2002-'03.
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