Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Rockets' Eric Gordon voted Sixth Man of the Year

Rockets' Eric Gordon voted Sixth Man of the Year

Former Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball guard Mike D'Antoni was named the National Basketball Association (NBA) Coach of the Year, the league announced Monday.

This is D'Antoni's second time winning the award, winning his first in 2005 as the head coach of the Phoenix Suns. When he began his acceptance speech, D'Antoni started out with a joke about his Knicks tenure.

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

The NBA Finals MVP award is named for Russell, who was one of the most dominant defensive players in NBA history.

Gordon beat out teammate Lou Williams and Warriors forward Andre Iguodala for the award.

Hustle Award: Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets. He is the eighth coach to win the award multiple times.

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Russell engaged in some good-natured trash talk, pointing to his fellow greats and adding "I would kick your a-", much to the raucous delight of the crowd.

Defensive Player of the Year: Draymond Green, Golden State. Their Western Conference Semifinals elimination at the hands of an injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs group was disappointing, but this season was absolutely a success.

"The Greek Freak" Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks picked up the Most Improved Player Award.

Bill Russell was honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him by league legends Abdul-Jabbar, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning, Shaquille O'Neal and David Robinson.

NBA Coach of the Year was selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. There were four worldwide players on the first team for the first time in the award's history.

Assist of the Year went to Green and Steph Curry, while Bob Meyers walked away with the Executive of the Year.

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