Gregg Popovich is a great coach, and that’s no secret. What he’s done with the Spurs organization over his tenure has been remarkable. However, this season I have to give Coach of the Year honors to Jeff Hornacek.
The new kid on the block has set the Suns on fire, during a year when everyone counted them out before the season even started. This team far exceeded expectations, and fell just short of making the playoffs, finishing with a 48-34 record. Not bad for the year when analysts predicted this team to only win 20 games!
The former Jazz legend nurtured talent and under his tutelage Goran Dragic has become a star in the league. In a matter of months his game has been revolutionized and critics have praised him, calling him one of the top 5 players of the season.
Thus, for me there is no other man who is worthy of this honor. I can’t wait to see what’s next for this budding team; the sky’s truly is the limit for Phoenix!