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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was named the NBA Coach of the Year on Tuesday. He is now the third three-time winner of the award in NBA history. Per ESPN
Popovich, who guided the Spurs to an NBA-best 62-20 regular-season record, joins Pat Riley and Don Nelson as the only coaches to win the Red Auerbach Trophy three times.
Popovich tallied 59 first-place votes and 380 points in balloting among sportswriters and broadcasters, finishing just ahead of Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek, who had 339 points (37 first-place votes). The award has been handed out since the 1962-63 season.
Popovich has led the Spurs to 15th consecutive 50-win seasons.