San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich has won the NBA’s Coach of the Year award, according to multiple media reports. The Spurs secured the league’s best record and No. 1 overall seed after winning 62 games. Perhaps more impressive, they overcame last season’s heartbreak in the NBA Finals.
Popovich got 59 first-place votes and finished with 380 total points. Phoenix’s Jeff Hornacek finished second with 37 first-place votes and 339 overall points, followed in third by Tom Thibodeau of the Bulls (12/159).
Thibodeau placed third, followed by Clifford, Casey, Stotts, Rivers, Brooks, MJackson and Kidd.
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Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report points out that Pop has now joined Don Nelson and Pat Riley as the only coaches to win this award three times.
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