Wednesday , Oct , 24 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Agree or Disagree With NBA GMs: San Antonio Spurs 2007-08 Champs, LeBron James MVP, & Kevin Durant ROY?

In this edition of Wednesday GM, you’re commenting on the execs’ pre-season selections. So settle into your new front office gig, read who the GMs picked in their annual training camp survey, and give us your thoughts in the comment box below …

Last week, GMs were asked to pick the 2007-08 NBA champion, Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, and best coach. The results of their survey were recently made public.

Every second Wednesday, HoopsVibe The Blog lets readers become NBA executives and make decisions like an actual GM. This feature, known as Wednesday GM, is popular because most fans think they can replace the suit ruining their favorite team.

In this edition of Wednesday GM, you’re commenting on the execs’ pre-season selections. So settle into your new front office gig, read who the GMs picked in their annual training camp survey, and give us your thoughts in the comment box below.

1) 2007-08 NBA Champion: Spurs

  • 37% San Antonio
  • 26% Phoenix
  • 15% Dallas
  • 07% Detroit

Analyzing Their Selection: GMs are playing it safe picking Tim Duncan and the Spurs to repeat as champs.  But Phoenix, Dallas, and Chicago seem poised to take the next step, while other squads-like Boston, Detroit, and Houston- hope their off-season leads to an NBA Title.
 
2) Most Valuable Player: LeBron James

  • 30% LeBron James
  • 22% Tim Duncan
  • 19% Kobe Bryant

Analyzing Their Selection: Many players are worthy of MVP consideration. For example, the last three MVPs, Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, and Kevin Garnett, didn’t receive much love from the survey. The GMs pick makes sense, though-Cleveland is missing Sasha Pavlovic and Anderson Varejao, so James has to play like an MVP for the Cavs to match last year’s success.  

3) Rookie of the Year: Kevin Durant

  • 92% Kevin Durant
  • 04% Al Horford
  • 04% Rodney Stuckey

Analyzing Their Selection: GMs see Durant as a shoe-in for Rookie of the Year. Horford is NBA ready, but he’s sharing minutes with Atlanta’s other talented bigs.

4) Best coach: Gregg Popovich

  • 73% Greg Popovich
  • 15% Jerry Sloan Analyzing

Analyzing Their Selection: GMs believe Popovich is the league’s top sideline boss. He’s brilliant, but picking best coach is similar to picking MVP-you can go in many directions.

Agree or disagree with the GMs’ picks? Get at us in the comment box below with your   NBA champ, MVP, Rookie of the Year, and best coach.

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