PHOENIX — Monty Williams has won NBA Coach of the Year after leading the Phoenix Suns to a franchise-record 64 wins during the regular season.
The Suns were the NBA's best team by far during the regular season, finishing with eight more wins than any other team.
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Monty Williams' family surprised him with his NBA Coach of the Year trophy. pic.twitter.com/d7cm01KzWs
Williams joins Cotton Fitzsimmons (1988-89) and Mike D'Antoni (2004-05) as coaches who have won the award with the Suns.
The runner-up to New York's Tom Thibodeau last season, Williams was the runaway winner this time.
He received 81 of 100 first-place votes from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters, finishing with 458 points.