Mike D'Antoni Wins 2017 NBA Coach of the Year Award

Share
Mike D'Antoni Wins 2017 NBA Coach of the Year Award

Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni was named 2017 Coach of the Year Monday during the inaugural NBA Awards at Basketball City in NY.

Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo were on stage Monday night at the NBA Awards show to present the honor to Russell, who won 11 championships as a player with the Boston Celtics and went on to become the NBA's first black coach. He had one of his best seasons in years and thrived in coach Mike D'Antoni's run-and-gun system, averaging 16.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.6 steals.

Mike D'Antoni can add another NBA Coach of the Year award to his trophy case. Gordon is the first member of the Rockets to claim the Sixth Man award. The Houston Rockets coach won the award, beating out Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs in the process.

Most Valuable Player: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City. The 55 wins tied for the fourth-most in franchise history.

Popovich is nearly always a finalist for NBA Coach of the Year.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcom Brogdon was named Rookie of the Year, while team-mate Giannis Antetokounmpo was the league's Most Improved Player.

Sportsmanship Award: Kemba Walker, Charlotte.

The other two finalists for the the award were a pair of 76ers teammates-forward Dario Saric and center Joel Embiid.

Teammate of the Year: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Muslims Around The World Including Liberia Celebrate Eid al-Fitr
The end of the Ramadan month is announced based on the sighting of the new moon and it varies from one country to another country. Official Twitter for Haramain, which gives updates about Makkah and Madinah, announced the sighting of the moon on Saturday.

Westbrook set to learn if his historic season was an MVP one
Gordon gets the nod over teammate Lou Williams after finishing second on the Rockets in scoring at 16.2 points per game. Outside of LeBron, I think one could make the case that the Greek Freak is the best player in the Eastern Conference.

Anil Kumble was impeccable in his role as coach: Committee of Administrators
India are now in the Caribbean to play a limited-overs against hosts West Indies , with the first ODI set for Friday. That is what the whole team believes in.

Israel tells civilians to steer clear of Syria border
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah have been clashing with rebels not far from the Golan Heights. Errant fire from the six-year fighting in Syria occasionally spills over to Israel, which often retaliates with airstrikes.

Vegas holds all the cards with NHL expansion draft list out
Neither can players with continuing and effective no-movement clauses. "There are lots of good players there", McPhee said . Teams were also eager to see the list of players available because Vegas now becomes a trade avenue for them.

Macron Welcomes Theresa May At Elysee Palace
May said the process would lead to "an arrangement for Brexit which will be the interests of the United Kingdom and the remaining 27 members of the European Union ".

Malan the man on debut as England seal series
England dropped three catches before Curran stole the show with two more wickets in the penultimate over of the innings.

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written
MARTIN: So what does the Senate bill do? Even the House Republican version, which is also bad , made some real design changes. The effect, he said, "would provide even less to those in need than the House bill".

Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest
In fact, Trump says it's "bothersome" that Mueller is friends with terminated Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey. Comey explained the process during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.

Diego Costa in Talks With Atletico Madrid
Daily Star: Chelsea striker Diego Costa is set to defy boss Antonio Conte and refuse to leave unless he can rejoin Atletico Madrid .

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.