- Chris Forsberg, ESPN Staff Writer
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After an adversity-filled season, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers landed a pair of votes while finishing 13th in the NBA's Coach of the Year balloting.
Rivers, who won the award in 2000 with Orlando but has been shut out during his Boston tenure, landed one second-place and one third-place vote (four total points) of the 121 ballots cast by sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Denver's George Karl won with a total of 404 points (62 first-place votes), while Miami's Erik Spoelstra (190 points), New York's Mike Woodson (127), San Antonio's Gregg Popovich (120), and Indiana's Frank Vogel (60) rounded out the top five spots.