Spoel­stra, D’An­toni share NBCA Coach of the Year award

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

The NBA’s coaches have spo­ken: No one did a bet­ter job this sea­son than Miami’s Erik Spoel­stra and Hous­ton’s Mike D’An­toni.

Spoel­stra and D’An­toni were an­nounced Sun­day as core­cip­i­ents of the in­au­gu­ral Michael H. Gold­berg NBCA Coach of the Year Award. It is named for the long­time ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Bas­ket­ball Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion, who died ear­lier this year.

The league’s 30 head coaches are the only vot­ers for the NBCA award. A me­dia panel voted sep­a­rately for the NBA’s Coach of the Year award, which will be an­nounced June 26.

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