After a historic 57-win season including a franchise record 15 straight wins, George Karl has become the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy for 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year. Karl received 62 first place votes followed by the Miami Heat’s Eric Spoelstra with 24. Mike Woodson and Greg Popovich finished third and fourth respectively. Karl becomes the second Nuggets coach in history to win this award after Doug Moe took home the honors in 1987-88.
George Karl finished fifth in the Coach of the Year voting behind Nate McMillan, Stan Van Gundy, Rick Adelman and winner Mike Brown.
Karl recieved 11 first place votes from the 124 voters and ended up with a total of 117 points 238 behind Brown.
I cannot really argue with the results of the voting. Cleveland clearly took a large step forward and all the coaches in the top five did a very good job.