Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesday

? Both coaches were holding their cards close to the vest in advance of tonight’s critical Game 2. Indiana’s Frank Vogel hinted Monday he might assign Paul George to defend Jeff Teague, could alter the second unit rotations and would even consider rolling out his little-used zone defense in an effort to keep Roy Hibbert close to the rim. But in his pregame press briefing, his only answer to questions about those possible moves was, “We’ll see,” though he did acknowledge the starting lineup would not change.
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Spurs’ Gregg Popovich named 2013-14 Coach of the Year

NEW YORK — The San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA announced today. Popovich’s Spurs posted the league’s best record at 62-20 (.756), which provides them with homecourt advantage throughout the postseason.
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Joakim Noah wins Kia Defensive Player award

NEW YORK (April 21, 2014) — Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, the centerpiece of a defense which held opponents to a league-low 91.8 ppg, is the recipient of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, the NBA announced today. Noah becomes the first Bulls player since Michael Jordan in 1987-88 to earn the honor.
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