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Steve Kerr Wins NBA Coach of the Year, Dave Joerger Finishes Seventh

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Not a surprise at the winner, but lookie here who finished with some votes.

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Steve Kerr is this year's NBA Coach of the Year for leading Golden State Warriors to the most wins for a regular season. Not a big surprise, but look who finished with a few respect votes.

It appears our very own Grizzlies' HCDJ finished seventh with eleven points and a first place vote, only 370 points behind Kerr.

For all the grief and circumstantial problems Joerger has faced since becoming the Grizzlies' head coach, his turning chicken salad from chick sh@t every night for the last two months of the season receives some recognition. The guys played hard and he got a chance to coach up some young guys. There was no better story than on Sunday, in game four of an almost for certain sweep, than when the lights went out in the arena, Coach Joerger was drawing up plays on resin on the scorers' table in the dark. He even had Tony Allen's attention, and TA is the NBA equivalent of ADHD. His tearful comments following the game show his emotional attachment to this team and probably his relief that the struggle was over.

So kudos to the Grizzlies head coach for a job well done this season and the small amount of respect from the NBA media collective.

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Here is a link to the complete voting results. Big ups to John Krawczynski of the AP, Bill Land of Fox SportsWest, Brian Mahoney of the AP, local awesome guy Eric Hasseltine of 92.9 ESPN, and Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer for recognizing Dave's work this season.