LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Nick Nurse was introduced as the winner of the N.B.A. Coach of the Year Award on Saturday after main the defending champion Toronto Raptors to a different 50-win season, this time with out Kawhi Leonard.
Nurse, who has the Raptors on the verge of the second spherical of the playoffs, was a runaway winner, receiving 90 first-place votes from a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. He completed with 470 factors. (The New York Times didn’t take part in voting.)
Milwaukee’s Mike Budenholzer was second after main the Bucks to the greatest report in the suspended season, incomes 147 factors. Oklahoma City’s Billy Donovan (134) was third.
Nurse has already nearly caught Casey for the Raptors’ record for playoff wins by going 19-8 over the last two seasons. Casey was 21-30.