The Warriors set the regular season record for wins with 73. However, Kerr was not on the bench for all of them as he recovered from back surgery complications. The first 43 games were led by another former Wildcat, Luke Walton. Walton actually received one second-place and two third-place votes.
NBA Coach of the Year results. pic.twitter.com/RjLgn8Stqg— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) April 26, 2016
Kerr said that he'd be willing to saw his trophy in half and share it with Walton.
With his early season success, we've seen Walton's name come up as a potential guy to take over the Los Angeles Lakers opening. His name's also come up with the Knicks, given his connection with Phil Jackson.
To add to the total Arizona takeover of the NBA Coach of the Year ceremony, Kerr's college coach Lute Olson showed up:
Kerr with high school and college coaches, Jerry Marvin and Lute Olson. pic.twitter.com/gupWZac70h— Carl Steward (@stewardsfolly) April 26, 2016
One night in a summer league gym in Fullerton, Calif., in 1983, Lute first saw Steve Kerr play. .....now .... https://t.co/5NPMJVewyd— Greg Hansen (@ghansen711) April 26, 2016
Steve Kerr said, "Wow," to himself when his college coach from Arizona, Lute Olson, walked in for the ceremony— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) April 26, 2016
As Arizona's motto goes: Past. Present. Future. Nothing embodies that quite like what happened at this particular ceremony.