Friday, 24 November, 2017

Rockets' Eric Gordon wins NBA Sixth Man of the Year

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Elias Hubbard | 27 June, 2017, 11:15

D'Antoni won Coach of the Year honors for the second time, adding to the 2004-05 season award with the Phoenix Suns. Mike D'Antoni played for the Thundering Herd from 1970 to 1973, following his brother as a player from 1966 to 1969.

Embiid had the strongest stats, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.45 blocks, but was limited to just 31 games because of injuries.

In his first season as head coach of the Rockets, D'Antoni guided the team to a 55-27 mark and the National Basketball Association playoffs after Houston went 41-41 in 2015-16.

D'Antoni was also named the inaugural Michael H. Goldberg Coach of the Year, an award handed out by the NBA coaches association.

Rockets guard Eric Gordon won the balloting, beating out Houston teammate Lou Williams and Iguodala.

The Rockets hired D'Antoni to turn things around after a disappointing 41-41 2015-16 campaign that culminated in a first-round series loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Music star Drake hosted the league's inaugural awards show in NY, where Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was named MVP. Meanwhile, the Spurs' Kawhi Leonard quietly continued to emerge as one of the league's top two-way players showing both defensive and offensive skills. "The Greek Freak" Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks picked up the Most Improved Player Award.

NBA MVP Finalists Russell Westbrook and James Harden.

Teammate of the Year: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas.

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