Coach's Own Player Drops News Of His Coach Of The Year Award

Head coaches will usually back their own players to the bitter end. It's nice when the players return the favor. Phoenix Suns' superstar Devin Booker dropped the news on Twitter that his coach, Monty Williams, has been named the NBA's Coach of the Year.

The "Booker bomb" was followed 3 minutes later on Twitter by a confirmation from The Athletic's Shams Charania.

A franchise-best 64-18 record was more than enough to win Williams the award, thanks in large part to the efforts of Booker, Chris Paul, and the rest of the Western Conference No. 1 seeded Suns. 

Across the last three seasons, the 50-year-old Williams has led the Suns to a 149-78 record — a .625 winning percentage. He lifted them from 34 wins in his first season, to 51 wins in his 2nd year (and a trip to the NBA Finals), with another huge bump-up to 64 victories this season.

Phoenix was top 5 in the NBA in both offensive rating (114.2), and defensive rating (106.8), and first overall in net rating (7.5).

The team is currently tied 2-2 with the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference semi-finals. 

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