April 2019 Basketball Wiretap

Mike Budenholzer Voted Coach Of The Year By Peers

Apr 13, 2019 12:38 PM

Mike Budenholzer was voted as the National Basketball Coaches Association's 2019 Coach of the Year.

The award polls 30 NBA head coaches, with no coach able to vote for themselves.

"It's an incredible honor to be recognized by your peers, and that makes this award truly special. Thank you to my colleagues across the NBA, and most importantly thank you to our players and staff in Milwaukee. The players' and staffs' work this year has given our team and our fans a very special season," said Budenholzer.

Kenny Atkinson, Michael Malone, Nate McMillan, Gregg Popovich, Doc Rivers, Quin Snyder and Terry Stotts also received votes.

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Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Award

Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden Named Players Of The Month For March/April

Apr 11, 2019 6:24 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden have been named the Players of the Month for March/April.

This is the fourth Player of the Month honor for Antetokounmpo this season after he won the award for the months of February, December and October/November. This month’s honor marks the fifth time he’s won Player of the Month in his career. 

Antetokounmpo averaged 30.0 points, 12.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.8 blocked shots per game, while shooting 57.0 percent from the field and 75.8 percent from the foul line, in March/April. 

Harden scored more points (696) than minutes played (695) over the final 20 games.

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Tags: Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Award

Kemba Walker, Russell Westbrook Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Apr 8, 2019 3:29 PM

Kemba Walker and Russell Westbrook have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games played between April 1 and 7.

Walker averaged 34.8 points, 6.3 assists and 5.5 rebounds as the Hornets went 3-1.

Westbrook averaged 22.0 points, 17.0 assists and 12.7 rebounds as the Thunder went 3-0.

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Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Award

Andre Drummond, Damian Lillard Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Apr 1, 2019 5:28 PM

Andre Drummond and Damian Lillard have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Drummond led the Pistons to a 2-1 week by averaging 17.7 points (60.5% FG), 18.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 3.7 blocks and 2.3 steals per game. 

Lillard averaged 25.3 points (37.0% FG, 30.3% 3-PT, 95.5% FT), 5.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists for the week, guiding the Trail Blazers to a 3-1 record with wins over Brooklyn, Chicago and Atlanta.

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Tags: Detroit Pistons, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Award