While most of the attention went to NBA coach Steve Kerr for winning Coach of the Year, Maine's Steve Clifford finished 4th in the voting. His Charlotte Hornets are in a first round playoff battle with Miami.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens finished 6th in the voting from a panel 130 sports writers and broadcasters from around the league.

Clifford is in his fourth season as Hornets head coach. His coaching career started in 1983 as boys basketball coach at Woodland High School after playing for UMaine Farmington in college.

Coach 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Steve Kerr, GS 64 18 7 381
Terry Stottts, Por 37 38 36 335
Gregg Popovich, SA 10 32 20 166
Steve Clifford, Cha 7 16 15 98
Dwane Casey, Tor 6 12 17 83
Brad Stevens, Bos 5 10 19 74
Dave Joerger, Mem 1 1 3 11
Doc Rivers, LAC - 1 2 5
x-Luke Walton, GS - 1 2 5
Erik Spoelstra, Mia - - 4 4
Quin Snyder, Utah - 1 - 3
Rick Carlisle, Dal - - 3 3
Mike Budenholzer, Atl - - 1 1
Billy Donovan, OKC - - 1 1

 

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