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New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau has won the 2020-21 NBA Coach of the Year award.

This is the second time that he has won the award after he won in the 2010-11 season with the Chicago Bulls.

Thibodeau also becomes the first Knicks head coach to win Coach of the Year since Pat Riley in 1993.

Under Thibodeau, the Knicks finished with a 41-31 record and reached the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

The Knicks were eliminated by the Atlanta Hawks in the first round.

The 63-year-old coach received 43 first-place votes and earned 351 total points to beat out Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams, who finished in second place with 340 points (45 first-place votes).

Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder finished in third place with 161 points (10 first-place votes).

The full voting results:

Coaches were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.