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Coyotes Coach Dave Tippett Named Coach Of The Year

Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Phoenix Coyotes bench boss Dave Tippett won the 2010 Jack Adams Award, which is given annually to the NHL head coach judged to have contributed the most to his team's success.

Tippett guided the Coyotes to a franchise best 50-25-7 record and second place finish in the Pacific Division. Phoenix reached the playoffs for the first time since 2002 but bowed out in the first round to Detroit.

It is the second time since the franchise moved to Phoenix that one of its head coaches won this honor -- the other being Bob Francis in 2002.

Tom Watt (1982) and Bob Murdoch (1990) also won the Jack Adams when the franchise was in Winnipeg.

Joe Sacco of the Colorado Avalanche and Barry Trotz of the Nashville Predators were the other two finalists.

06/23 20:13:00 ET