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05-23-2001, 11:01 AM
Larry Brown wins another award for Philly.

Brown Wins (http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs2001/2001/0522/1203064.html)

05-23-2001, 07:03 PM
I was pretty sure Nelson wasn't going to win but I had that hope, you know? What does concern me, is that Adelman received more votes than Nelson--how the hell? Adelman is a good coach but I think Dallas had a bigger turn around from last year.

05-23-2001, 07:58 PM
You're right MavsFanFinley. It's disgusting that Adelman took a 50 win team from last year and won 50 something games this year BUT got more votes than Nellie. I mean we ONLY made the playoffs for the first time in 11 years, and we were the only new team to make the playoffs in the West this year.

Larry Brown winning it just shows me that everyone had some kind of love-thing for Philly this year. 4 major awards - WOW!

Flying Tiger
05-24-2001, 11:34 PM
Lets remember...not only did Nelly give the Mavs a huge turn around, but he also had cancer in the middle of the season. If you can come back from cancer and still coach your very young team into the playoffs, then I think he should have gotten some more recognition to say the least.

Flying Tiger
05-24-2001, 11:36 PM
Oh yeah...and the sixers winning 4 major awards, did everyone forget they are in the East? The competition is so much stiffer in the West. Dallas would have been the number 2 team in the East this season.

05-24-2001, 11:44 PM
I know what you guys mean. Nelson came back to help the team finish strong after his recovery from cancer.

Flying Tiger, your right, the east is weaker and yet Philly won COY, 6th Man, MVP and defensive player--doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.

05-24-2001, 11:48 PM
This year the Mavericks were 23-7 against the east, a .767 winning percentage. The Sixers were 40-14, a .741 winning percentage, plus they dropped off at the end of the season. The Mavs would have handily won the eastern conference this year...

Flying Tiger
05-24-2001, 11:49 PM
I agree...it wouldn't have been a contest.

05-24-2001, 11:53 PM
And of course, put the Mavericks in the east, and the MAVS are the amazing comeback team that soared to new heights to win the eastern conference... then the awards look a little different.

Coach of the Year- Don Nelson
Defensive Player of the Year- Shawn Bradley
Sixth Man of the Year- still Aaron McKie
MVP- Tim Duncan

Flying Tiger
05-24-2001, 11:57 PM
I say next year is Bradley's

05-24-2001, 11:59 PM
I hate to harp on it but Adelman receiving more votes has me more upset than Brown winning the award.

Dallas was like 3rd among teams that improved on more wins from the previous year--with 13. I can't remember the exact list but I know the Clippers were 1st--I think--with 16 more wins from last year. The Kings had a 11, I believe.

05-25-2001, 08:04 PM
Nellie was robbed. Surely the coach gets some credit for our best year since ummm a long time ago.