Kerr named NBA Coach of the Year after historic season


Steve Kerr has been named Coach of the Year by the NBA following a historic season for Golden State Warriors.

Kerr once again has left his mark in basketball history, with his side winning a record 73 games during the regular season.

The 50-year-old won the award by a landslide, amassing 64 first-place votes out of a panel of 131 sports writers for a total of 381 points.

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts came in second with 37 first-place votes and 335 total points and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was third with 10 first-place votes and 166 points.

Kerr was forced to miss the first 43 games of the season due to complications from back surgery, but interim coach Luke Walton guided the Warriors to a 39-4 record under the Warriors coach's guidance.

Finishing the regular season with a 73-9 record, Kerr and the Warriors surpassed the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' 72-10 win record. They also won the first 24 games of the season, pushing their winning streak from the previous season to 28 games - the second longest of all time.

Kerr will be presented with the Red Auerbach Trophy during Game 5 of the Warriors' playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.