Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson tied for eighth in 2014 NBA Coach of the Year voting after receiving one third place vote.
|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.).
Jason Kidd got more Coach of the Year votes than Frank Vogel, who got zero. Who could have seen that coming in December?— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) April 22, 2014
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:
Congrats to COY Gregg Popovich who I will always love for buying copies of "The John Carlos Story" for everyone on the Spurs.— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) April 22, 2014