As part of our ongoing SBNation.com NBA Awards, chronicling the important and wacky things that happened in the 2011 NBA season, let us turn to our newest award: the funniest NBA Coach Face of the Year. Some of the most entertaining moments of a sporting event happen when you look at the coaches' reaction to a big play. In the NBA, this is especially true because there are so many plays that cause a coach to go crazy.
Check out our nine nominees for NBA Coach Face Of The Year and vote in the poll to help us determine a champion.
Editor's Note: these had to be pictures taken during a game, so maniacal Tom Thibodeau does not apply.
And the nominees are...
Alvin Gentry's Kung-Fu routine (via Getty)
Doug Collins and Michael Curry give mixed messages (via screenshot)
Erik Spoelstra wishes he had a Shake Weight (via Getty)
Gregg Popovich's air hug (via Getty)
Kurt Rambis can't hear you! (via screenshot)
Mike D'Antoni stars in "The Fighter" (via Getty)
Paul Silas thinks you're hilarious (via Getty)
Stan Van Gundy pouts like a puppy (via screenshot)
Voting is open until 10 a.m. Thursday. For more season-ending awards, check out this StoryStream.