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Mike Budenholzer named Coach of the Year, Steve Kerr finishes second in voting

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Hawks' Budenholzer edges out Warriors' Kerr in tight Coach of the Year race

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Atlanta Hawks' Mike Budenholzer was officially voted the 2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year per NBA.com's Official Release. Budenholzer garnered 67 first-place votes and finished with 513 total points, overcoming Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr who received with 56 first-place votes and 471 overall points.

In his second season as the head coach, Budenholzer helped the Hawks to a franchise-best 60-22 regular season record. One of the most notably achievements for the Hawks was going 17-0 in January, the best calendar month in NBA history. Consequently, Atlanta's starting-five went on to win the Eastern Conference Player of the Month.

Coach Team 1st Place (5 pts) 2nd Place (3 pts) 3rd Place (1 pt) Total
Mike Budenholzer Atlanta 67 58 4 513
Steve Kerr Golden State 56 61 8 471
Jason Kidd Milwaukee 1 5 37 57
Brad Stevens Boston 2 4 28 50
Gregg Popovich San Antonio 3 -- 23 38
Kevin McHale Houston -- -- 13 13
Tom Thibodeau Chicago 1 1 2 10
Quin Snyder Utah -- 1 4 7
David Blatt Cleveland -- -- 3 3
Doc Rivers L.A. Clippers -- -- 2 2
Terry Stotts Portland -- -- 2 2
Rick Carlisle Dallas -- -- 1 1
Dwane Casey Toronto -- -- 1 1
Jeff Hornacek Phoenix -- -- 1 1
Monty Williams New Orleans -- -- 1 1

2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year Results via NBA.com's Official Release