(SAN ANTONIO) -- San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was named the NBA coach of the year on Tuesday. He joins Pat Riley and Don Nelson as the only coaches to win the award three times. Last season, Popovich led San Antonio to the NBA Finals, where they lost in seven games to the Miami Heat.
He and the Spurs regrouped and finished the 2013-14 campaign with the league’s best record, 62-20, and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
It’s the 15th straight season that Popovich and the Spurs have won at least 50 games, and the fourth time during that run that the club has eclipsed the 60-win plateau.
Popovich finished with 59 first-place votes, followed by Phoenix’s Jeff Hornack with 37 first-place votes and Chicago’s Tom Thibodeau with 12 first-place votes.
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