I suppose winning 50 of 66 games will help one get the vote for coach of the year.
Gregg Popovich won the award for a second time, the other in 2003. I suppose this news isn't very surprising. The Spurs have once again figured out how to kick the league's asses even with an aging Timmay, Tony Parker, oft-injured Manu Ginobili, and a host of complementary parts
The rest of the voting went as follows:
2. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau (27)
3. Indiana coach Frank Vogel (7)
4. Memphis coach Lionel Hollins(6).
Boston's Doc Rivers and Denver's George Karl each received a vote.
Gregg Popovich Named 2012 NBA Coach of the Year-SB-Mike Prada
Popovich won the award for the second time in his career and first since the 2002-03 season, the league announced on Tuesday. Popovich beat out Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau to take home the honor.
And perhaps Alvin Gentry didn't deserve 1 (one) single, solitary vote. Maybe only the Suns faithful truly understood how lacking in talent this squad was, how improbable a playoff birth would have been, even after a furious comeback the team made in the second half of the season. The Suns did not quit though. The locker room held together, and the team finished strong. And for that, you have to give Gentry some credit.
Goes to show you the big W means everything. Nevertheless, I still think Gentry was more deserving than Karl and Rivers for their single votes. What say you all?
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