Mike D'Antoni wins Coach of the Year; Malcolm Brogdon top rookie

Iguodala Does Not Capture Sixth Man of the Year Award

Houston Rockets boss Mike D'Antoni was named Coach of the Year at the NBA Awards in New York City on Monday.

Bringing his "7 seconds or less" offense to Houston, D'Antoni led the Rockets to a 55-27 record in the regular season, the third-best record in the league and the Western Division's No. 3 seed.

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

Brogdon made history by becoming the first player not picked in the first round since the common draft era began in 1966 to win the award.

Houston guard Eric Gordon has won the Sixth Man of the Year award in his first year as a reserve.

Gordon made a career-high 246 three-pointers this season, fourth in the National Basketball Association.

The Milwaukee Bucks were also double winners at the event with Giannis Antetokounmpo named Most Improved Player and Malcolm Brogdon the Rookie of the Year.

Hustle Award: Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets.

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.

Bill Russell has received the first Lifetime Achievement award, responding with some trash talk and then praise for the big men who honored him.

The Bucks used the 36th overall pick to select Brogdon in the 2016 draft and he helped Milwaukee reach the postseason by averaging 10.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 75 games (28 starts). He is the first ACC Player of the Year and NBA Rookie of the Year since Elton Brand.

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.

Brogdon beat out Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Dario Saric.



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