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Mike Budenholzer named 2019 NBA Coach of Year

By ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 25, 2019 10:42 AM

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 24: Mike Budenholzer accepts the NBA Coach of the Year award onstage during the 2019 NBA Awards presented by Kia at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Turner Sports)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won Coach of the Year honors for the second time in his career at the NBA Awards.

He guided the Bucks to a 60-22 record in the regular season in his first year with the franchise, leading them to the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to eventual NBA champion Toronto.

He got choked up while thanking his wife and kids Monday night.

Budenholzer also coached Team Giannis in the All-Star Game last season

He earned his first Coach of the Year trophy with Atlanta in 2015.

Budenholzer beat out Denver's Mike Malone and Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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