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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon named Sixth Man of the Year

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon named Sixth Man of the Year

Houston have a chance for a big night, with James Harden a finalist for MVP and Mike D'Antoni a finalist for Coach of the Year.

This is the second time that D'Antoni has won the coach of the year.

D'Antoni played point guard for the Herd from 1970-73 and helped lead Marshall to a No. 8 national ranking and a 23-4 record in 1972, earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in the process.

Mike D'Antoni can add another NBA Coach of the Year award to his trophy case.

Not only did the Rockets improve by 14 games in the win column to finish as the Western Conference's No. 3 seed, but they fielded a potent and wholly unique attack thanks to D'Antoni's desire to capitalize on pace and space. Dan, who was a three-year starter, averaged 17.5 points per game as a senior and was elected to Marshall's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990.




As a reward for his success, D'Antoni was rewarded with the 2017 NBA Coach of the Year Award.

Popovich is nearly always a finalist for NBA Coach of the Year. "As the oldest rookie to win this award in decades, I know it is the culmination of many special people who believed in me, starting with my mother, and continuing with my owners, my teammates, Coach Kidd and the entire Bucks' staff". The Rockets scored at least 130 points 12 times, marking the highest single season total by any team dating back to 1992-93.

The Oklahoma City All-Star joined Oscar Robertson as the only players to average a triple-double for an entire season, leading the Thunder into the playoffs after Kevin Durant left for Golden State.

Draymond Green is the Defensive Player of the Year, ending Kawhi Leonard's two-year reign.

Other winners included: the Warriors' Bob Myers for Executive of the Year, Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas for the Community Assist award, Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker for the Sportsmanship award, and Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki for Teammate of the Year.

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