Dallas, TX (Sporting Alert) — He didn’t took his team to the Super Bowl, but so what.
Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots head coach won his third The Associated Press 2010 NFL Coach of the Year award on Wednesday.
Belichick,who also won the honor in 2003 and 2007 now draws level with former Steelers coach Chuck Nolland and now sits behind Don Shula, who has won the accolade four-times.
He got 30-of-50 votes and finished ahead of Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raheem Morris (15), while neither of the coaches who will stand in the Super Bowl received a single vote.
“I accept the award on behalf of the entire organization — ownership, our assistant coaches and certainly the players — they’re the ones that stepped up and made the plays this year,” Belichick was quoted as saying in ESPN.com.
“We had a lot of new people on the team, young players that contributed. It’s certainly an honor to receive this award on behalf of our performance in the regular season.
“Unfortunately, we weren’t able to carry that over into the playoffs.”
(reported by mike wilson)
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