Hawks’ Budenholzer Wins Coach of the Year

Jeff Siegel —  April 21, 2015

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has won NBA Coach of the Year, winning the award with 67 first-place votes on his way to 513 points. Golden State’s Steve Kerr finished just behind Budenholzer with 56 first-place votes and 471 points. Jason Kidd of the Milwaukee Bucks finished a distant third with 1 first-place vote and 57 points.

The race between Budenholzer and Kerr has been too close to call all season, but the voters elected to go with Budenholzer after the Hawks’ franchise-record-breaking season that saw them win 60 games, including a perfect 17-0 in the month of January. The Hawks improved by 22 games over their 2013-14 record, the second largest jump in the league behind Kidd’s Bucks.

Coach Budenholzer has been with Atlanta for two seasons after 19 years under Gregg Popovich in San Antonio.

Full voting results are below, courtesy of Hawks.com.


Jeff Siegel