Stotts finishes sixth in Coach of the Year voting; Pop wins third

Stotts finishes sixth in Coach of the Year voting; Pop wins third
April 22, 2014, 7:30 am
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San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich was named the NBA Coach of the Year after guiding his team to the NBA's best record this season.

It is the second time in three years for Pop-- and the third time overall -- joining Don Nelson and Pat Riley as the only three-time winners of the Red Auerbach Trophy.

In his 18th season as head coach of the Spurs, Popovich guided San Antonio to a league-best 62-20 (.756) record, extending its streak of winning at least 50 games to an NBA record 15 consecutive seasons. The team posted an NBA-best 30-11 road record, the best road mark in franchise history and only the 13th time in NBA history a team has won 30 road games in a season.

Suns coach Jeff Hornacek finished in second place with 339 points.

Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts finished in sixth place (25) after he guided the Blazers to a 54-28 record, a 21-win improvement from last season (a franchise record). Stotts grabbed two first-place votes from the panel of 124 sportswriters and broadcasters.

2013-14 NBA COACH OF THE YEAR RESULTS

Coach, Team | 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
Gregg Popovich, San Antonio | 59 23 16 380
Jeff Hornacek, Phoenix | 37 44 22 339
Tom Thibodeau, Chicago | 12 22 33 159
Steve Clifford, Charlotte | 8 21 24 127
Dwane Casey, Toronto | 5 9 18 70
Terry Stotts, Portland | 2 3 6 25
Doc Rivers, L.A. Clippers | 1 2 2 13
Scott Brooks, Oklahoma City | 0 0 1 1
Mark Jackson, Golden State | 0 0 1 1
Jason Kidd, Brooklyn | 0 0 1 1