Last night, it was announced that Mike D’Antoni has won Coach of the Year, on the NBA’s new award show on TNT. Deservingly so, D’Antoni’s Houston Rockets broke many records this past season such as, most 3 pointers made and attempted, and they had individual records broken such as, James Harden being the first player to have 2,000 points, 900 assists, 600 rebounds and being the first player to score 2,000 points and assist on 2,000 points, and he was the player with the most combined rebounds and assists in a triple-double as he grabbed 16 rebounds and dished 17 assists. With all that success along with getting a top 3 seed in the Western Conference, it’s not hard to see why he won.
The other nominees were Gregg Popovich and Erik Spoelstra. Mike D’Antoni received 400 total votes, Erik Spoelstra received 153, and Gregg Popovich received 115. Brad Stevens, (Boston Celtics) Scott Brooks, (Washington Wizards) Quin Brooks, (Utah Jazz) Steve Kerr, (Golden State Warriors) Jason Kidd, (Milwaukee Bucks) Dwane Casey, (Toronto Raptors) and David Fizdale (Memphis Grizzlies) were nominees too.