Both D'Antoni and Erik Spolstra were announced as co-recipients of the inaugural NBCA Coach of the Year Award, voted by all NBA coaches.
The NBA's Coach of the year award, voted by the media will be announced in June.
D'Antoni helped the Rockets win 14 more games than they did last season.
Game 4 between the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs is a big game, but D'Antonio stopped just short of calling it a must win.
The Rockets will go head to head with the Spurs Sunday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.
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