Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs did what they normally do this year -- quietly pile up wins in the Western Conference.
But this year, for only the second time in his 16 years as a head coach, Popovich is being recognized for his achievements by being named the NBA's Coach of the Year.
Popovich ran away with the honor, garnering 77 first-place votes. Chicago Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau came in second (27 first-place votes), followed by Indiana's Frank Vogel (seven) and Memphis' Lionel Hollins (six). Boston's Doc Rivers and Denver's George Karl got one vote each.
After getting off to a 12-9 start, the Spurs lost just seven more times this season on the way to 50 wins and the top seed in the conference during the lockout-shortened season.