Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr

A runner-up in his rookie season a year ago, Kerr received 64 first-place votes and 381 total points from a panel of 130 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.

Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr

Portland Trail Blazers’ coach Terry Stotts was the runner-up with 37 first-place votes and 335 total points.

Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs was third with 10 first-place votes and 166 total points.

Coaches were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.

Kerr took a leave of absence for the first 43 games to rehabilitate back complications following two off-season surgeries.

Golden State lead assistant Luke Walton stepped in on an interim basis and led the defending NBA Champs to a sparkling 39-4 mark.

The Warriors went on to post a 34-5 record after Kerr’s return to the bench on January 22, ending the season 73-9, eclipsing the previous NBA mark of 72 wins set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.

The Warriors also secured the top-seed in the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

In two seasons with the Warriors, Kerr owns a 140-24 record, and one NBA Championship.

Source: GNA

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