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

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon named Sixth Man of the Year

Eric Gordon was named the 2017 Sixth Man of the Year, becoming the first Rockets player to win the award.

"I'd like to thank my coaches and my teammates for making my job easy this year", Gordon said as he accepted his award.

Houston had won just 41 games in the season prior.

D'Antoni led the Rockets to the 3rd seed in the Western Conference in his first year as the coach in Houston. 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.

D'Antoni also won the award when he called the shots for the Phoenix Suns in 2005.

Most Valuable Player: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City. He made 206 of those off the bench, the most in a season in the three-point era (since 1979-80).




Philadelphia's Dario Saric and Milwaukee guard Malcolm Brogdon were unanimously selected to the All-Rookie first team.

Gordon is the first Rocket to win the award.

Sportsmanship Award: Kemba Walker, Charlotte.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcom Brogdon was named Rookie of the Year, while team-mate Giannis Antetokounmpo was the league's Most Improved Player. Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks, who has spent 18 years in the league now, took home the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award.

All-Defensive Team: Draymond Green, Golden State; Rudy Gobert, Utah; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers; Patrick Beverley, Houston. Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics claimed the NBA Cares Community Assist Award while the legendary Bill Russell claimed the NBA Lifetime Achievement Award.

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