Spurs heach coach Gregg Popovich has won his second career "Coach of the Year" award, which is a well-deserved honor. He led the Spurs to the West's best record without Manu Ginobili and an aging Tim Duncan getting a lot more rest than in the past. If I had to hand out the votes, I'd probably put him first, slightly ahead of Tom Thibodeau and Doc Rivers, who would be in a tie for second in my mind.
But Doc didn't finish second. Or third. He finished fifth.
Rivers earned 26 points with 1 first-place vote, 4 second-place votes, and 9 third-place votes. San Antonio's Gregg Popovich won the Red Auerbach Trophy with 467 points (77 first-place votes), while Chicago's Tom Thibodeau was second at 315 points (27 first-place votes). Indiana's Frank Vogel (161 points) and Memphis' Lionel Hollins (50 points) joined Rivers in rounding out the top 5.
I think what Doc flying way under the radar if he's finishing behind Hollins & Vogel. Don't get me wrong, I think they...