The Coach of the Year voting totals for Phoenix’s Jeff Hornacek broke down as follows:

1st place votes: 37

2nd place votes: 44

3rd place votes: 22

Total points: 339

The end result was a second-place finish to San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, who finished just 41 points ahead of Hornacek.

For Suns players, however, the Coach of the Year was right here in Phoenix.

“To me, I think he’s coach of the year by far,” Gerald Green said. “It’s not even close.”

Progress was made. More is to come.

That was the message from Lon Babby (Suns President of Basketball Operations), Ryan McDonough (General Manager) and Jeff Hornacek (Head Coach), who addressed the media to close out the 2013-14 season.

Fresh off a 48-win season the that tied the NBA’s highest win total of a team to not make the playoffs, the trio of team leaders lauded the success of the season while remaining adamant more was expected moving forward.

When it comes to the Most Improved Player Award, the best method for picking a winner might be simply closing your eyes, pointing anywhere at the Suns’ roster and letting blind luck decide.

Okay, maybe that’s a little extreme, but Phoenix sports several candidates for one award. In the mind of NBA.com’s Jeff Caplan, however, one player stands out when it comes to Most Improved.

Goran Dragic walked out of the Suns’ locker room, less than 24 hours after a win in Sacramento giving them 48 wins on the season without making the
playoffs (tied for the second-highest mark in NBA history). Fatigued, but still smiling, he approached the media hoard awaiting him.

“I guess this is it, huh?” he said before exhaling. “This year has been an amazing journey. It was probably my second favorite season to 2010 when we made
the Western Conference Finals. Every day we worked to get better and raise the bar higher.

Vacations. Free agency. The Gym.

To a man, the Suns’ players have some kind of plan moving forward now that the season is over, but those plans range from leisure to work and will, at times, include both.

Miles Plumlee is eager to ensure his game takes another leap after going from bench-warmer in Indiana to starting center in Phoenix, where he set career-highs in every statistical category.

Posted: April 17, 2014

Phoenix Suns’ center Miles Plumlee will make a special appearance at the Phoenix Suns Youth Basketball Camps this summer. The Suns day camp will be held June 22 – 26 at Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, and the overnight camp will take place June 29 – July 3 at Pine Summit Camp in Prescott. Plumlee is set to appear at the day camp on Thursday, June 26 and will visit the Suns’ overnight camp on Sunday, June 29.

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