Cleveland’s Mike Brown was a runaway choice for the NBA’s coach of the year in voting by media members. Brown easily outdistanced runner up Rick Adelman of Houston Stan Van Gundy of Orlando was third. In a sign of things to come, Lakers coach Phil Jackson finished eighth with only one first-place vote. I think it was mine, but I can’t remember. Hey, give me a break, the playoffs are here. I can’t remember what I had for lunch. Anyway, Brown’s win probably will be followed shortly by LeBron James’ selection as the league’s MVP, ending Kobe Bryant’s reign. That’s probably justified since James had to do more to get Cleveland to the top overall spot in the NBA. Bryant’s supporting cast is much better.