Mike D’Antoni wins Coach of the Year honors for the second time
Mike D'Antoni adds to the award he won in 2005 as coach of the Phoenix Suns. AP

MIKE D’Antoni has earned Coach of the Year honors for the second time in his career.

The 66-year-old D’Antoni, in his first season with the Houston Rockets, led the team to 55 victories and a league record for 3-pointers this season.

D’Antoni also won the award when he called the shots for the Phoenix Suns in 2005.

It was a double celebration for the Rockets, with guard Eric Gordon getting the Sixth Man of the Year award.

The Milwaukee Bucks were also double winners at the event with Giannis Antetokounmpo named Most Improved Player and Malcolm Brogdon the Rookie of the Year.

Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs and Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat were the other finalists. 

 

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