NBA.com has announced that George Karl will receive his first Coach of the Year award, and rightfully so.
Karl lead a cast of primarily role players to a league-best 38-3 record at home, the highest since the Cavaliers went 39-2 in 2008-09′.
The Nuggets finished the season top three in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals per game without an all-star. They set a franchise record for wins (57) and consecutive wins (15), securing the third-seed in a brutal western conference before a first-round elimination at the hands of the Warriors.
He is currently the sixth-winningest coach in NBA history and the active wins leader with 1,131 victories. His 21 consecutive winning seasons is matched only by Phil Jackson.
The 23 year veteran received 62 first-place votes from a panel of 121 sportswriters and sportscasters. The top five finishers were Karl, Erik Spoelstra, Mike Woodson, Gregg Popovich and Frank Vogel, respectively.
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