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The 2007–08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball
Basketball
Association. The 1,230-game regular season (82 games for each of the 30 teams) began on Tuesday, October 30, 2007, and ended on Wednesday, April 16, 2008. The 2008 NBA Playoffs started on Saturday, April 19, 2008 and ran until Tuesday, June 17 when the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
131–92 to win the 2008 NBA Finals, four games to two. The 2007 NBA draft
2007 NBA draft
was held on June 28, 2007 and Greg Oden
Greg Oden
was selected first overall by the Portland Trail Blazers. However, he missed the entire season due to knee surgery.[1] This season was notable for being one of the most competitive Western Conference playoff races in NBA history. Up until April 4, 2008, not a single Western Conference team had secured a playoff spot, and the 8th-seeded team was a mere 6.5 games behind the 1st seed. Additionally, the quality of the teams ensured that the Golden State Warriors finished with the highest winning percentage of any non-playoff team in NBA history since the switch to the eight-team playoff format, beating out the 2000–01 Houston Rockets. The all-time record is held by the 1971–72 Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
(49–33), which was during the four-team playoff era.

Contents

1 Notable occurrences

1.1 Coaching changes

2 Final standings

2.1 By division 2.2 By conference

3 Playoffs 4 Statistics leaders 5 NBA awards

5.1 Yearly awards 5.2 Players of the week 5.3 Players of the month 5.4 Rookies of the month 5.5 Coaches of the month

6 References

Notable occurrences[edit]

The 2008 NBA All-Star Game was played at the New Orleans Arena, home of the New Orleans Hornets, on February 17, 2008 with the East winning 134-128 and Cleveland's LeBron James
LeBron James
being named the MVP. Every single All-Star Game participant would end up in the NBA playoffs, with the exception of Brandon Roy
Brandon Roy
of the Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers
and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat. The Hornets returned to New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
full-time, after splitting home games during the previous two seasons with New Orleans and Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
due to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. The NBA extended its six-year television contract with Time Warner's TNT and The Walt Disney Company's ABC and ESPN
ESPN
through 2016. Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings
small forward Ron Artest
Ron Artest
and Golden State Warriors shooting guard Stephen Jackson
Stephen Jackson
were suspended for the first seven games of the season.[2] The Orlando Magic
Orlando Magic
got approvals in the last week of July for a new arena, which was ready for the 2010–11 season.[3] After spending 12 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kevin Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
in exchange for seven different players, the largest trade in NBA history for one player. On November 2, 2007, the Seattle SuperSonics
Seattle SuperSonics
made their plans to move to Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
official.[4] On December 23, 2007, Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
became the youngest player to score 20,000 points at age 29 years, 122 days old, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain's previous record of 29 years, 134 days old.[5] On December 24, 2007, the Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
fired head coach Scott Skiles after a 9–16 start. Jim Boylan
Jim Boylan
was named the interim head coach for the remaining games in the season three days later.[6] On January 11, 2008, NBA commissioner David Stern
David Stern
granted the Miami Heat a 51.9-second replay on their overtime game on December 19, 2007 versus the Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
because the official scorer ruled incorrectly that Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
was fouled out, when he was on his fifth foul. The Hawks were fined $50,000 for their "gross negligence". The replay was held on March 8, 2008, before the teams' next meeting. This was the first replay since December 1982 when then-NBA commissioner Larry O'Brien granted a replay on a double overtime game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers.[7] This replay was continued despite O'Neal having been traded to the Phoenix Suns.[8] The Hawks went on to win the replay. February 2008 was marked by several major trades by some the league's top teams. Some of the more notable trades include:

Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
going from the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, draft rights to his brother Marc Gasol, and two first-round draft picks in 2008 and 2010.[9] Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
going from the Miami Heat
Miami Heat
to the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
in return for Shawn Marion
Shawn Marion
and Marcus Banks.[10] Mike Bibby
Mike Bibby
going from the Sacramento Kings
Sacramento Kings
to the Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
in exchange for Anthony Johnson, Tyronn Lue, Shelden Williams, Lorenzen Wright, and a second-round 2008 draft pick.[11] Jason Kidd, along with Malik Allen
Malik Allen
and Antoine Wright going from the New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets
to the Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
in exchange for Devin Harris, DeSagana Diop, Maurice Ager, Trenton Hassell, retired Keith Van Horn, two first-round draft picks and three million dollars.[12] Kurt Thomas going from the Seattle SuperSonics
Seattle SuperSonics
to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Brent Barry, Francisco Elson
Francisco Elson
and a 2009 first-round draft pick. Brent Barry
Brent Barry
was immediately waived by the Sonics, and later re-signed by the Spurs.[13] A three-team deal between Cleveland, Chicago, and Seattle that saw Ben Wallace and Joe Smith, a 2009 second-round pick, Sonics forward Wally Szczerbiak and guard Delonte West
Delonte West
all go to Cleveland, Cavs forwards Drew Gooden
Drew Gooden
and Cedric Simmons, guards Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes
and Shannon Brown go to Chicago, Cavs forwards Ira Newble and Donyell Marshall, and Bulls forward Adrian Griffin
Adrian Griffin
go to Seattle.[14] Bonzi Wells
Bonzi Wells
and Mike James going from the Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets
to the New Orleans Hornets for point guard Bobby Jackson.[15]

On February 28, 2008, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James
LeBron James
became the youngest player to score 10,000 points at age 23 years, 59 days old, surpassing Kobe Bryant's previous record of 24 years, 193 days old.[16] From January 29, 2008 to March 18, 2008, the Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets
won 22 consecutive games, notching the fourth longest winning streak in NBA history. The Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
broke the record for the best single-season turnaround in NBA history by improving from 24 wins in 2006–07 to 66 wins this season, a total of 42 games.[17] The previous record of 36 games was held by the 1997–98 San Antonio Spurs, who improved from 20 to 56 wins.[18][19] The Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
made the playoffs for the first time since 1999, ending the league's longest playoff drought.[20] The Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
missed the playoffs despite finishing the regular season with a 48-34 record. On April 28, 2008, Pat Riley
Pat Riley
announced that he would step down as the Miami Heat
Miami Heat
head coach after leading the team to a 15-67 record. Former Heat assistant coach Erik Spoelstra
Erik Spoelstra
was announced as his replacement. Riley remained as team president.[21] The New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans Hornets
(now the Pelicans) won their team's first (and as of 2016, only) playoff series in franchise history defeating the Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
4-1. They lost a seven-game series to the San Antonio Spurs in the conference semifinals. After losing in the first round of the playoffs, Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson
Avery Johnson
was fired as head coach. Former Pacers coach Rick Carlisle was named as Johnson's replacement. Mike D'Antoni
Mike D'Antoni
agreed to a four-year, $24 million contract with the New York Knicks. The team D'Antoni left, the Phoenix Suns, replaced him with Terry Porter. The 2008 NBA Finals
2008 NBA Finals
featured No. 1 seeds from both conferences for the first time since 2000. The Boston Celtics, who earned their first finals appearance since 1987, faced the Los Angeles Lakers, reviving a classic rivalry not seen since the Lakers beat the Celtics 4-2 in 1987. This time the Celtics prevailed 4–2 over the Lakers. Flip Saunders
Flip Saunders
was dismissed as Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
head coach, four days after the Celtics beat the Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals.[22] On June 17, 2008, after a rough 26-game journey, the Boston Celtics won their record 17th NBA Championship with a six-game NBA Finals triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers. Beginning with this season, all NBA broadcasts on ESPN, ABC and TNT include interviews with the head coaches by the courtside reporter prior to the second and fourth quarter of games. The visiting team's coach is interviewed before the second, the host team's coach is interviewed before the fourth quarter.[citation needed]

Coaching changes[edit]

Offseason

Team 2006–07 coach 2007–08 coach

Charlotte Bobcats Bernie Bickerstaff Sam Vincent

Houston Rockets Jeff Van Gundy Rick Adelman

Indiana Pacers Rick Carlisle Jim O'Brien

Memphis Grizzlies Tony Barone Marc Iavaroni

Orlando Magic Brian Hill Stan Van Gundy

Sacramento Kings Eric Musselman Reggie Theus

Seattle SuperSonics Bob Hill P.J. Carlesimo

In-season

Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach

Chicago Bulls Scott Skiles Pete Myers

Pete Myers Jim Boylan

Final standings[edit] By division[edit]

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

v t e

W L PCT GB Home Road Div

y-Boston Celtics 66 16 .805 – 35–6 31–10 14–2

x-Toronto Raptors 41 41 .500 25 25–16 16–25 10–6

x-Philadelphia 76ers 40 42 .488 26 22–19 18–23 7–9

New Jersey Nets 34 48 .415 32 21–20 13–28 4–12

New York Knicks 23 59 .280 43 15–26 8–33 5–11

Central Division

v t e

W L PCT GB Home Road Div

y-Detroit Pistons 59 23 .720 – 34–7 25–16 11–5

x-Cleveland Cavaliers 45 37 .549 14 27–14 18–23 7–9

Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 23 21–20 15–26 5–11

Chicago Bulls 33 49 .402 26 20–21 13–28 11–5

Milwaukee Bucks 26 56 .317 33 19–22 7–34 6–10

Southeast Division

v t e

W L PCT GB Home Road Div

y-Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 – 25–16 27–14 12–4

x-Washington Wizards 43 39 .524 9 25–16 18–23 10–6

x-Atlanta Hawks 37 45 .451 15 25–16 12–29 9–7

Charlotte Bobcats 32 50 .390 20 21–20 11–30 7–9

Miami Heat 15 67 .183 37 9–32 6–35 2–14

Western Conference

Northwest Division

v t e

W L PCT GB Home Road Div

y-Utah Jazz 54 28 .659 – 37–4 17–24 13–3

x-Denver Nuggets 50 32 .610 4 33–8 17–24 10–6

Portland Trail Blazers 41 41 .500 13 28–13 13–28 10–6

Minnesota Timberwolves 22 60 .268 32 15–26 7–34 3–13

Seattle SuperSonics 20 62 .244 34 13–28 7–34 6–10

Pacific Division

v t e

W L PCT GB Home Road Div

y-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695 – 30–11 27–14 12–4

x-Phoenix Suns 55 27 .671 2 30–11 25–16 10–6

Golden State Warriors 48 34 .585 9 27–14 21–20 10–6

Sacramento Kings 38 44 .463 19 26–15 12–29 3–13

Los Angeles Clippers 23 59 .284 34 13–28 10–31 5–11

Southwest Division

v t e

W L PCT GB Home Road Div

y-New Orleans Hornets 56 26 .683 – 30–11 26–15 10–6

x-San Antonio Spurs 56 26 .683 – 34–7 22–19 10–6

x-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 1 31–10 24–17 8–8

x-Dallas Mavericks 51 31 .622 5 34–7 17–24 10–6

Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 34 14–27 8–33 2–14

By conference[edit]

Eastern Conference

v t e

# Team W L PCT GB

1 z-Boston Celtics 66 16 .805 –

2 y-Detroit Pistons 59 23 .720 7

3 y-Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 14

4 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 45 37 .549 21

5 x-Washington Wizards 43 39 .524 23

6 x-Toronto Raptors 41 41 .500 25

7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 40 42 .488 26

8 x-Atlanta Hawks 37 45 .451 29

9 Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 30

10 New Jersey Nets 34 48 .415 32

11 Chicago Bulls 33 49 .402 33

12 Charlotte Bobcats 32 50 .390 34

13 Milwaukee Bucks 26 56 .317 40

14 New York Knicks 23 59 .280 43

15 Miami Heat 15 67 .183 51

# Western Conference

v t e

Team W L PCT GB

1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695 –

2 y-New Orleans Hornets 56 26 .683 1

3 x-San Antonio Spurs 56 26 .683 1

4 y-Utah Jazz 54 28 .659 3

5 x-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 2

6 x-Phoenix Suns 55 27 .671 2

7 x-Dallas Mavericks 51 31 .622 6

8 x-Denver Nuggets 50 32 .610 7

9 Golden State Warriors 48 34 .585 9

10 Portland Trail Blazers 41 41 .500 16

11 Sacramento Kings 38 44 .463 19

12 Los Angeles Clippers 23 59 .280 34

13 Minnesota Timberwolves 22 60 .268 35

14 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 35

15 Seattle SuperSonics 20 62 .244 37

Notes

z – Clinched home court advantage for the entire playoffs c – Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs x – Clinched playoff spot y – Clinched division title w – Clinched NBA 2008 title r – Clinched NBA 2008 runners up title

Playoffs[edit] Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. The division champions are marked by an asterisk. Home court advantage does not necessarily belong to the higher-seeded team, but instead the team with the better regular season record; teams enjoying the home advantage are shown in italics. Main article: 2008 NBA Playoffs

  First Round

Conference Semifinals

Conference Finals

NBA Finals

                                     

E1 Boston* 4  

E8 Atlanta 3  

  E1 Boston* 4  

  E4 Cleveland 3  

E4 Cleveland 4

E5 Washington 2  

  E1 Boston* 4  

Eastern Conference

  E2 Detroit* 2  

E3 Orlando* 4  

E6 Toronto 1  

  E3 Orlando* 1

  E2 Detroit* 4  

E2 Detroit* 4

E7 Philadelphia 2  

  E1 Boston* 4

  W1 LA Lakers* 2

W1 LA Lakers* 4  

W8 Denver 0  

  W1 LA Lakers* 4

  W4 Utah* 2  

W4 Utah* 4

W5 Houston 2  

  W1 LA Lakers* 4

Western Conference

  W3 San Antonio 1  

W3 San Antonio 4  

W6 Phoenix 1  

  W3 San Antonio 4

  W2 New Orleans* 3  

W2 New Orleans* 4

W7 Dallas 1  

* Division winner Bold Series winner Italic Team with home-court advantage This bracket:

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Statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat

Points per game LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers 30.0

Rebounds per game Dwight Howard Orlando Magic 14.2

Assists per game Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets 11.6

Steals per game Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets 2.71

Blocks per game Marcus Camby Denver Nuggets 3.61

Field goal percentage Andris Biedriņš Golden State Warriors .626

Free throw
Free throw
percentage Peja Stojaković New Orleans Hornets .929

Three-point field goal
Three-point field goal
percentage Jason Kapono Toronto Raptors .483

NBA awards[edit] Yearly awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers[23] Rookie of the Year: Kevin Durant, Seattle SuperSonics[24] Defensive Player of the Year: Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics[25] Sixth Man of the Year: Manu Ginóbili, San Antonio Spurs[26] Most Improved Player: Hedo Türkoğlu, Orlando Magic[27] Coach of the Year: Byron Scott, New Orleans Hornets[28] Executive of the Year: Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics[29] Sportsmanship Award: Grant Hill, Phoenix Suns[30]

All-NBA First Team:

F Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett
– Boston Celtics F LeBron James
LeBron James
– Cleveland Cavaliers C Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
– Orlando Magic G Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
– Los Angeles Lakers G Chris Paul
Chris Paul
– New Orleans Hornets[31]

NBA All-Defensive First Team:

F Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett
– Boston Celtics F Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan
– San Antonio Spurs C Marcus Camby
Marcus Camby
– Denver Nuggets G Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
– Los Angeles Lakers G Bruce Bowen
Bruce Bowen
– San Antonio Spurs[32]

NBA All-Rookie First Team:

Al Horford
Al Horford
– Atlanta Hawks Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
– Seattle SuperSonics Luis Scola
Luis Scola
– Houston Rockets Al Thornton
Al Thornton
– Los Angeles Clippers Jeff Green – Seattle SuperSonics[33]

All-NBA Second Team:

F Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan
– San Antonio Spurs F Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
– Dallas Mavericks C Amar'e Stoudemire
Amar'e Stoudemire
– Phoenix Suns G Steve Nash
Steve Nash
– Phoenix Suns G Deron Williams
Deron Williams
– Utah Jazz[31]

NBA All-Defensive Second Team:

F Tayshaun Prince
Tayshaun Prince
– Detroit Pistons F Shane Battier
Shane Battier
– Houston Rockets C Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
– Orlando Magic G Raja Bell
Raja Bell
– Phoenix Suns G Chris Paul
Chris Paul
– New Orleans Hornets[32]

NBA All-Rookie Second Team:

Jamario Moon
Jamario Moon
– Toronto Raptors Juan Carlos Navarro – Memphis Grizzlies Thaddeus Young
Thaddeus Young
– Philadelphia 76ers Rodney Stuckey
Rodney Stuckey
– Detroit Pistons Carl Landry
Carl Landry
– Houston Rockets[33]

All-NBA Third Team:

F Carlos Boozer
Carlos Boozer
– Utah Jazz F Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce
– Boston Celtics C Yao Ming
Yao Ming
– Houston Rockets G Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
– Houston Rockets G Manu Ginóbili
Manu Ginóbili
– San Antonio Spurs[31]

Players of the week[edit] The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week.

Week Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.

01Oct. 30 – Nov. 4 Granger, Danny Danny Granger
Danny Granger
(Indiana Pacers) (1/1) McGrady, Tracy Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
(Houston Rockets) (1/2)

02Nov. 5 – Nov. 11 Garnett, Kevin Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett
(Boston Celtics) (1/3) Ming, Yao Yao Ming
Yao Ming
(Houston Rockets) (1/1)

03Nov. 12 – Nov. 18 Howard, Dwight Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
(Orlando Magic) (1/2) Iverson, Allen Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
(Denver Nuggets) (1/3)

04Nov. 19 – Nov. 25 James, LeBron LeBron James
LeBron James
(Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/3) Parker, Tony Tony Parker
Tony Parker
(San Antonio Spurs) (1/1)

05Nov. 26 – Dec. 2 Howard, Dwight Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
(Orlando Magic) (2/2) Jackson, Stephen Stephen Jackson
Stephen Jackson
(Golden State Warriors) (1/1)

06Dec. 3 – Dec. 9 Smith, Josh Josh Smith
Josh Smith
(Atlanta Hawks) (1/1) Roy, Brandon Brandon Roy
Brandon Roy
(Portland Trail Blazers) (1/2)

07Dec. 10 – Dec. 16 Pierce, Paul Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce
(Boston Celtics) (1/2) Roy, Brandon Brandon Roy
Brandon Roy
(Portland Trail Blazers) (2/2)

08Dec. 17 – Dec. 23 Johnson, JoeJoe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks) (1/2) Anthony, Carmelo Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony
(Denver Nuggets) (1/2)

09Dec. 24 – Dec. 30 Pierce, Paul Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce
(Boston Celtics) (2/2) Paul, Chris Chris Paul
Chris Paul
(New Orleans Hornets) (1/2)

10Dec. 31 – Jan. 6 James, LeBron LeBron James
LeBron James
(Cleveland Cavaliers) (2/3) Iverson, Allen Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
(Denver Nuggets) (2/3)

11Jan. 7 – Jan. 13 Bosh, Chris Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh
(Toronto Raptors) (1/1) Bryant, Kobe Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
(Los Angeles Lakers) (1/3)

12Jan. 14 – Jan. 20 Wallace, Gerald Gerald Wallace
Gerald Wallace
(Charlotte Bobcats) (1/1) Davis, Baron Baron Davis
Baron Davis
(Golden State Warriors) (1/1)

13Jan. 21 – Jan. 27 Türkoğlu, Hedo Hedo Türkoğlu
Hedo Türkoğlu
(Orlando Magic) (1/2) Jefferson, Al Al Jefferson
Al Jefferson
(Minnesota Timberwolves) (1/1)

14Jan. 28 – Feb. 3 Türkoğlu, Hedo Hedo Türkoğlu
Hedo Türkoğlu
(Orlando Magic) (2/2) Miller, BradBrad Miller (Sacramento Kings) (1/1)

15Feb. 4 – Feb. 10 Miller, Andre Andre Miller
Andre Miller
(Philadelphia 76ers) (1/2) Stoudemire, Amar'e Amar'e Stoudemire
Amar'e Stoudemire
(Phoenix Suns) (1/2)

16Feb. 19 – Feb. 24 James, LeBron LeBron James
LeBron James
(Cleveland Cavaliers) (3/3) Ginobili, Manu Manu Ginobili
Manu Ginobili
(San Antonio Spurs) (1/1)

17Feb. 25 – Mar. 2 Miller, Andre Andre Miller
Andre Miller
(Philadelphia 76ers) (2/2) Bryant, Kobe Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
(Los Angeles Lakers) (2/3)

18Mar. 3 – Mar. 9 Richardson, Jason Jason Richardson
Jason Richardson
(Charlotte Bobcats) (1/2) McGrady, Tracy Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady
(Houston Rockets) (2/2)

19Mar. 10 – Mar. 16 Jamison, Antawn Antawn Jamison
Antawn Jamison
(Washington Wizards) (1/1) Stoudemire, Amar'e Amar'e Stoudemire
Amar'e Stoudemire
(Phoenix Suns) (2/2)

20Mar. 17 – Mar. 23 Garnett, Kevin Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett
(Boston Celtics) (2/3) Paul, Chris Chris Paul
Chris Paul
(New Orleans Hornets) (2/2)

21Mar. 24 – Mar. 30 Richardson, Jason Jason Richardson
Jason Richardson
(Charlotte Bobcats) (2/2) Anthony, Carmelo Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony
(Denver Nuggets) (2/2)

22Mar. 31 – Apr. 6 Johnson, JoeJoe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks) (2/2) Bryant, Kobe Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
(Los Angeles Lakers) (3/3)

23Apr. 7 – Apr. 13 Garnett, Kevin Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett
(Boston Celtics) (3/3) Iverson, Allen Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
(Denver Nuggets) (3/3)

Players of the month[edit] The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.

01October – November Howard, Dwight Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
(Orlando Magic) (1/2) Boozer, Carlos Carlos Boozer
Carlos Boozer
(Utah Jazz) (1/1)

02December Howard, Dwight Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
(Orlando Magic) (2/2) Paul, Chris Chris Paul
Chris Paul
(New Orleans Hornets) (1/2)

03January James, LeBron LeBron James
LeBron James
(Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/2) Ming, Yao Yao Ming
Yao Ming
(Houston Rockets) (1/1)

04February James, LeBron LeBron James
LeBron James
(Cleveland Cavaliers) (2/2) Bryant, Kobe Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
(Los Angeles Lakers) (1/2)

05March Johnson, JoeJoe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks) (1/1) Paul, Chris Chris Paul
Chris Paul
(New Orleans Hornets) (2/2)

06April Türkoğlu, Hedo Hedo Türkoğlu
Hedo Türkoğlu
(Orlando Magic) (1/1) Bryant, Kobe Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
(Los Angeles Lakers) (2/2)

Rookies of the month[edit] The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.

01October – November Horford, Al Al Horford
Al Horford
(Atlanta Hawks) (1/3) Durant, Kevin Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
(Seattle SuperSonics) (1/5) [34]

02December Jianlian, Yi Yi Jianlian
Yi Jianlian
(Milwaukee Bucks) (1/1) Durant, Kevin Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
(Seattle SuperSonics) (2/5) [35]

03January Moon, Jamario Jamario Moon
Jamario Moon
(Toronto Raptors) (1/1) Durant, Kevin Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
(Seattle SuperSonics) (3/5) [36]

04February Horford, Al Al Horford
Al Horford
(Atlanta Hawks) (2/3) Scola, Luis Luis Scola
Luis Scola
(Houston Rockets) (1/1) [37]

05March Horford, Al Al Horford
Al Horford
(Atlanta Hawks) (3/3) Durant, Kevin Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
(Seattle SuperSonics) (4/5) [38]

06April Sessions, Ramon Ramon Sessions
Ramon Sessions
(Milwaukee Bucks) (1/1) Durant, Kevin Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
(Seattle SuperSonics) (5/5) [39]

Coaches of the month[edit] The following coaches were named the Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.

01October – November Rivers, Doc Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers
(Boston Celtics) (1/3) Popovich, Gregg Gregg Popovich
Gregg Popovich
(San Antonio Spurs) (1/1)

02December Saunders, Flip Flip Saunders
Flip Saunders
(Detroit Pistons) (1/2) McMillan, Nate Nate McMillan
Nate McMillan
(Portland Trail Blazers) (1/1)

03January Brown, MikeMike Brown (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/1) Scott, Byron Byron Scott
Byron Scott
(New Orleans Hornets) (1/1)

04February Saunders, Flip Flip Saunders
Flip Saunders
(Detroit Pistons) (2/2) Adelman, Rick Rick Adelman
Rick Adelman
(Houston Rockets) (1/1)

05March Rivers, Doc Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers
(Boston Celtics) (2/3) Sloan, Jerry Jerry Sloan
Jerry Sloan
(Utah Jazz) (1/1)

06April Rivers, Doc Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers
(Boston Celtics) (3/3) Jackson, Phil Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson
(Los Angeles Lakers) (1/1)

References[edit]

^ Top draft pick Greg Oden
Greg Oden
to miss rookie season with Trail Blazers, Sports Illustrated. ^ Jackson, Artest suspended following court pleas, ESPN. ^ Orlando OKs venues; big hurdle awaits ^ "Sonics tell NBA of intent to move SuperSonics to Oklahoma City". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 2007-11-03. Retrieved 2007-12-27.  ^ " Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
Reaches 20,000-Point Plateau". NBA. 2007-12-23. Retrieved 2007-12-24.  ^ "Sports People: Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
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1980s

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2000s

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2010s

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2007 NBA draft All-Star Game Playoffs Finals Transactions

Eastern

Atlantic

Boston New Jersey New York Philadelphia Toronto

Central

Chicago Cleveland Detroit Indiana Milwaukee

Southeast

Atlanta Charlotte Miami Orlando Washington

Western

Northwest

Denver Minnesota Portland Seattle Utah

Pacific

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