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 )