Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson and general manager Mitch Kupchak could be candidates for post season awards, according to the Los Angeles Times.
According to the Times, Kupchak could be a candidate for executive of the year. He finished second in the voting last year. Kupchak presided over the trades for Pau Gasol and Trevor Ariza last season, not to mention the drafting of Andrew Bynum with the 10th overall pick in 2005. Kupchak, in his ninth season as the head of basketball operations for the Lakers, has never won the award, which is determined by a vote of about 125 media members, according to the Times.
Jackson could be in the running for the coach of the year award, an honor he as only won once in 18 seasons as a head coach. Jackson, for the record, said he should not be considered for the award, saying it usually goes to someone coaching a "surprise or an interesting team, the Times reported.
Phil & Mitch in Running For Post-Season Awards
Posted April 08, 2009 - 03:25 PM
Posted April 08, 2009 - 05:22 PM
Phil has done a good job as usual, but he will be overlooked since the lakers had such high expectations from the start of the regular season.
Posted April 08, 2009 - 05:24 PM
but mike brown has the coach of the year as locked as lebron has the MVP
Posted April 08, 2009 - 06:35 PM
Brown is an over-rated coach but he'll probably get it. Rivers got it last year and he's even more over-rated.
Posted April 08, 2009 - 06:38 PM
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