Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, center, poses with his college coach Lute Olson, left, and high school coach, Jerry Marvin, right, after being named the NBA coach of the year on Tuesday. Kerr won the award after leading to the Golden State Warriors to the best regular season record in league history. Kerr got 64 first-place votes from the panel of 130 media members who regularly cover the league. Portland's Terry Stotts was second in relatively close voting. (Janie McCauley/AP)

Kerr takes rightful place as Coach of the Year

Steve Kerr was named the NBA Coach of the Year by the league on Tuesday. He becomes the third Golden State headman to receive the honor.

For obvious reasons, Kerr deserved the Red Auerbach Trophy and, after much concern media voters would punish the second-year coach for missing the first 34 games of the season, he still received 64 votes to Portland head coach Terry Stotts’ 34.

For a team that has been celebrated and also struck by injury, Kerr made some fittingly ominous statements as he accepted the trophy: “It’s been a very unusual season,” he said. “There’s a lot of irony. We set the all-time record for wins, but I’ve had a rough go.”

Kings stay in the news

The Sacramento Kings are rebranding themselves to coincide with their move into a new downtown arena — and because they’re desperately in need of new energy.

I’m not sure a logo revamp will do the trick, but when owner Vivek Ranadive gets a bad idea in his head, he wants to see it out.

So the team is hoping fans match Ranadive’s energy and take up the Kings on an offer to pay for tattoos of the new logo.

It’s like playing 5-on-4 on defense to ensure a cherry-picking advantage: What could go wrong?

 Coach of the Yearjacob c. palmerjohn murphyOakland A'sred auerbachSacramento Kingsvivek ranadive

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