SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder finished third in voting for the NBAs Coach of the Year Award.
Snyder finished behind Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau, who won the award for a second time, and Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams. Frank Layden remains the only Jazz coach to ever win Coach of the Year honors.
In voting results released Monday, Snyder received 10 first place votes. Under Snyder, the Jazz finished the regular season with a league-best 52-20 record.
After defeating the Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the Jazz will face the L.A. Clippers at home Tuesday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Jazz two-time All-Star and two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert is favored by many analysts and experts to win the DPOY award again this year. It is not known at this time when the recipient will be announced.