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Spurs' Popovich named Coach of the Year

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - The NBA announced Tuesday that San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has been named Coach of the Year for the 2011-12 season.

Popovich received the Red Auerbach Trophy after guiding the Spurs to a Western Conference best 50-16 record this season, which also tied the Chicago Bulls for the best record in the league.

The 63-year-old coach is in his 16th season with the club, leading them to four NBA championships, including in 2002-03 when he earned his only other coach of the year honor for leading the Spurs to a 60-22 mark in the regular season.

For his career, Popovich holds a record of 847-399 over 1,246 regular-season games.

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, who won the honor last year, finished second in the voting, while Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel finished third.

05/01 15:34:11 ET