West­brook, Har­den, Leonard fi­nal­ists for MVP

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

NEW YORK — Rus­sell West­brook, James Har­den and Kawhi Leonard are the fi­nal­ists for the NBA’s MVP award. Leonard’s coach, the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich, was nom­i­nated in the Coach of the Year cat­e­gory, as was Mike D’An­toni, who coaches Har­den in Hous­ton, and Mi­ami’s Erik Spoel­stra. The three fi­nal­ists in each cat­e­gory were an­nounced Fri­day. The win­ners will be an­nounced June 26 dur­ing the NBA’s first awards show. The 76ers have two chances at the Rookie of the Year award, with Joel Em­biid and Dario Saric fi­nal­ists along with Mil­wau­kee’s Mal­colm Brogdon.

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