Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/31/12
Happy New Year to everyone. I think we are all very excited to see how the rest of the NBA season unfolds and if the Clippers will ever lose again...tongue-in-cheek of course, but it is very exciting to see this team emerge as one of the best in the league right before our eyes. Here are my thoughts, notes and musings for the first week of 2013. Coach of the year talk As we head into the new year, I thought it would be appropriate to look at coach of the year candidates. As I started to make my list, the usual suspects emerged as top candidates. The New York Knicks' Mike Woodson has done a marvelous job transforming the hot shooting Knicks into a defensive-minded team that currently leads the Eastern Conference. Oklahoma City's Scott Brooks has continued his team's winning ways even with the loss of James Harden. The San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich is probably the best overall coach in the NBA and has done nothing to disprove that this year. Golden State's Mark Jackson has brough...
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