Warriors’ Steve Kerr wins Coach of the Year

In this March 23, 2016 file photo, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smiles as his team plays the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Oakland, Calif. Steve Kerr is the NBA's coach of the year, after leading to the Golden State Warriors to the best regular season record in league history.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

In this March 23, 2016 file photo, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smiles as his team plays the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Oakland, Calif. Steve Kerr is the NBA's coach of the year, after leading to the Golden State Warriors to the best regular season record in league history. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Steve Kerr is the NBA’s coach of the year, 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. San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich was third.

Kerr missed the Warriors’ first 43 games this season while recovering from back surgeries, with the team being operated in his absence by assistant coach Luke Walton. Voters took notice of Walton’s work as well; he finished tied for eighth in the balloting.

Golden State finished 73-9 this season, breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72-10 for the best record in league history. Kerr played for that Chicago team.
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