Spurs Gregg Popovich to be named NBA's Coach of the Year 2012

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 29: (L-R) Gregg Popovich and Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs talk during play against the Utah Jazz in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 29, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Gregg Popovich, coaching three automatic Hall of Famers on the San Antonio Spurs, took a four time championship team to the top record in the Western Conference in a lockout shortened year. It was an amazing job. Congrats! He was just announced as the Coach of the Year. Good for him. His trophy from 2002-2003 will have good company now.

I'm anxious to see how the vote breakdown went. You know, to see if Tyrone Corbin (love him or hate him -- I know I love him) got many votes. The Powerhouse Utah Jazz were universally expected to make the playoffs with their roster of no All-Stars (unless you're counting Devin Harris and Josh Howard from half a decade ago). If there ever was a situation where the normal rules for CoY applied (given to young coach who takes a no name team farther than expected with a bad roster) it of course wouldn't be applied in order to help the Jazz.

Great job Ty, keep learning from guys like Gregg. He's a 4x champion, and smarminess aside, winning 50 games in a 66 game season is very hard to do.

Also, it should be noted that Public Enemy frontman Chuck D said (on twitter) Tyrone Corbin should be CoY.

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So yeah. Fight the power!

Assist to @da_breezman for always being awesome!

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