Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr received another distinction Tuesday, as he was recognized with the Rudy Tomjanovich Award for the second time. The award is bestowed upon the NBA coach who is considered the best at dealing with media and fans during the course of a season.
In addition, exhibiting on-court success is factored into the decision.
The Professional Basketball Writers Association votes on the award, which is named after the former great Houston Rockets head coach.
Kerr originally won the award back in 2015 when the Warriors would go on to win the first of their league championships. This season, he edged out Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Houston’s Mike D’Antoni. LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and former Charlotte Hornets lead man Steve Clifford were also among the finalists.
According to the PBWA, Kerr encourages his players to express themselves and be cooperative with the media. He has also been cooperative in his own right, and has been outspoken on various social issues.
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