Phoenix’s versatile combo guard, Goran Dragic, today was named the winner of the 2013-14 Most Improved Player Award by the NBA after leading the Suns to a 23-win improvement and a near playoff berth in the highly competitive Western Conference. The award is given annually to a player who has made a significant improvement from the previous year, and this season Dragic established career highs in scoring and field goal percentage.
April 21, 2014
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah's breakthrough season earned him some accolades off the court today, as he became the recipient of the 2013-14 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Noah becomes the first Bulls player since Michael Jordan in 1987-88 to earn the honor.
Rick Adelman, a respected offensive mind who led two different franchises to the Western Conference Finals, announced his retirement today from coaching in the NBA after 23 seasons as a head coach. Adelman coached the Minnesota Timberwolves this past season, and will remain with the team in a consultant role.