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2014 NBA Coach of the Year voting: Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson finished eighth

After a season full of controversy, milestones, and questions, Warriors coach Mark Jackson got one third place vote for 2014 NBA Coach of the Year.

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Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson tied for eighth in 2014 NBA Coach of the Year voting after receiving one third place vote.

Coach, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
Gregg Popovich, San Antonio 59 23 16 380
Jeff Hornacek, Phoenix 37 44 22 339
Tom Thibodeau, Chicago 12 22 33 159
Steve Clifford, Charlotte 8 21 24 127
Dwane Casey, Toronto 5 9 18 70
Terry Stotts, Portland 2 3 6 25
Doc Rivers, L.A. Clippers 1 2 2 13
Scott Brooks, Oklahoma City 0 0 1 1
Mark Jackson, Golden State 0 0 1 1
Jason Kidd, Brooklyn 0 0 1 1

2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year voting results.

And thanks to the NBA's transparency movement for awards we know who cast that vote: Ric Bucher. Does the fact that a local guy voted for him diminish the value of a lone vote? I'll leave that up to you to discuss - interestingly, something similar happened in the DPoY voting (thank you, transparency).

Despite reaching 50 wins and leading the Warriors to consecutive playoff appearances for the first time in two decades, Jackson has been criticized locally for substitution patterns and game strategy and nationally for creating a "dysfunctional" environment within the organization.

The lone vote is actually a decline for Jackson from last season when he received 47 points, including three first place votes, to finish seventh behind winner George Karl (who was dismissed at least in part due to being outcoached by Jackson in the first round of the 2013 playoffs.).

Moving up the list a bit, there were a number of qualified candidates for this year's award and we can probably expect some debate about the outcome over the next few days. As for the 2014 winner, what can you say about Gregg Popovic's San Antonio Spurs that hasn't been said a million times? I look to the Nation's Dave Zirin:

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