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Let’s take a step away from NBA Playoff coverage and recognize Jamal Crawford. One of the keys to the Clippers’ success this season, Crawford will be named as the 2013-14 NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. This will be the second time Crawford has taken home the honor.
Competitors for the award included Taj Gibson, Manu Ginobili and Reggie Jackson, among others. Crawford, 34, averaged 18.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting, recording 3.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 69 games this season. He helped Los Angeles reach the Western Conference’s three-seed with an impressive record of 57-25.
As Stein notes, the NBA is delaying handing out the hardware due to the Donald Sterling controversy, therefore delaying the Crawford award ceremony.
More details to come…
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For the third time in his storied career, Gregg Popovich has been named NBA Coach of the Year. The San Antonio Spurs tweeted out the news on his latest honor:
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Without Joakim Noah, the Bulls may have not reached the playoffs, let alone capture
As we close in on the end of the NBA regular season, it’s time to discuss not just the Playoffs, but also the Award winners for the season. The traditional awards like MVP, Rookie of the Year, Coach
Earlier today, the NBA announced the All-Rookie Teams.
2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team: @dame_lillard @realdealbeal23 @antdavis23 @dionwaiters3 & @hbarnes.
— NBA (@NBA) May 14, 2013
Earlier today, the NBA All-Defensive Teams were announced.
2012-13 NBA All-Defensive First Team: @kingjames @sergeibaka9 @tysonchandler @joakimnoah @aa000g9 & @cp3
— NBA (@NBA) May 13, 2013