Steve Clifford #4 In Voting
While Spurs coach Greg Popovich won NBA Coach of the Year honors, Steve Clifford finished 4th in the voting. Clifford helped turn the Charlotte Bobcats into a playoff team in his first year as head coach.
Clifford, the former UMaine Farmington player and Woodland HS coach, has his Cats as the #7 seed and playing Miami in the first round of the playoffs. Charlotte went 43-39 in the regular season after going 21-61 last year.
The voting went like this....
Greg Popovich 380 Vote Points
Jeff Hornacek 339
Tom Thibodeau 159
Steve Clifford 127 ( 8 1st votes, 21 2nd votes, 24 3rd votes )