He received 62 first-place votes, followed by Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat with 24 votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters. New York’s Mike Woodson finished third and San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, who won the award last season, was fourth.
Conley scored 26 points and fueled a late Memphis run as the Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-93 on Tuesday night to tie the series at one and gain home-court advantage in the Western Conference semifinals.
Howard has yet to make his decision about whether he intends to re-sign when he becomes a free agent come July 1 or explore opportunities with other teams.
Collins sat down for an interview that was aired by ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, one day after the veteran NBA center revealed his sexuality in a first-person story posted on Sports Illustrated’s website.
Westbrook was hurt in Game 2 of the Thunder’s playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Rookie Patrick Beverley lunged into him trying for a steal in the second quarter and his hip collided with Westbrook’s knee.
The Bobcats went 21-61 under Dunlap, finishing with the second-worst record in the NBA ahead of only the Orlando Magic. Charlotte won just seven games in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season, but tripling last year’s victory total and a three-game winning streak to close the season weren’t enough to save Dunlap’s job.
Brown, who coached the Cavs to the playoffs in all five seasons (2005 to 2010), has agreed to a five-year, $20 million deal, sources told ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst and ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard on Tuesday. The Cavs have a team option for the fifth year, which is partially guaranteed for Brown.
Durant needs 70 points against the Milwaukee Bucks in the season finale to stretch his run of scoring titles to four seasons.