Suns head coach Monty Williams has gained the Michael H. Goldberg Award for the 2021-22 season, in response to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It’s the second consecutive 12 months through which Williams has been named the Nationwide Basketball Coaches Affiliation Coach of the Yr.
This award, launched in 2017 and named after longtime NBCA government director Michael H. Goldberg, is voted on by the NBA’s 30 head coaches, none of whom can vote for himself. Nonetheless, it isn’t the NBA’s official Coach of the Yr Award, which is voted on by media members and is represented by the Crimson Auerbach Trophy. The winner of that award shall be introduced later within the 12 months.
Williams led the Suns to an NBA-best 64-18 file this season regardless of lacking All-Star level guard Chris Paul for an prolonged stretch within the second half. Phoenix completed the 12 months ranked within the high 5 in each offensive and defensive score — the workforce’s +7.5 web score was the league’s greatest mark.
A 12 months in the past, Williams gained the Coaches Affiliation’s award after which completed second to Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau for the official Coach of the Yr Award. This season, Williams will face stiff competitors for the Crimson Auerbach Trophy from Taylor Jenkins, Erik Spoelstra, Ime Udoka and J.B. Bickerstaff, amongst others.
Based on Wojnarowski, Jenkins (Grizzlies), Spoelstra (Warmth), Willie Inexperienced (Pelicans), Tyronn Lue (Clippers) and Gregg Popovich (Spurs) had been among the many different coaches who acquired votes for this season’s Michael H. Goldberg Award.