Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer brought home the honors of NBA Coach of the Year this season after leading the Hawks to a franchise-record 60-win season and a number one seed in the Eastern Conference.
One of the cool moments about the story is when the organization heard of the news, they asked San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich if he wanted to break the news to Budenholzer himself. Pop of course said yes.
Budenholzer was in the Spurs organization for 18 years, serving the first two seasons as a video coordinator and the last 16 as an assistant coach under Popovich.
Below are the top-five results for the award. You can see who voted for which coach here.