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TheSauceMaster
05-02-2004, 08:09 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=1794101

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's Kevin Garnett has won his first Most Valuable Player award, sources told The Associated Press on Sunday.

The Timberwolves said there would be a major announcement regarding Garnett on Monday afternoon at Target Center. Two team officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Garnett would receive the NBA's MVP award.

Players and coaches were unavailable for comment when word of Garnett's honor came, but it was not a surprise considering the season he had. Writers and broadcasters from each NBA market vote on the award, and ballots are due before the playoffs begin.

"That's just a formality," coach Flip Saunders said earlier this week. "I don't think there's much drama. It's pretty much signed, sealed and delivered. It's probably on a UPS truck coming up here right now."

San Antonio's Tim Duncan, who won the last two MVPs, and Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal were likely Garnett's closest competitors this season. But the 27-year-old forward, a seven-time All-Star, made his ninth NBA season his best yet.

Leading Minnesota to a 58-24 record and the top seed in the West, Garnett averaged 24.2 points and led the league with 13.9 rebounds. He also joined Larry Bird as the only players to average at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for five consecutive years.

Garnett, who established 11 single-season franchise records in 2003-04, has avoided much talk of individual awards and kept his focus on winning a championship.

"Anything that comes with that would be great," he said earlier. "It's a team game."

The Timberwolves host the Sacramento Kings in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night.

Minnesota beat the Denver Nuggets in five games to end a league-record streak of seven straight first-round exits.

kerosene
05-02-2004, 08:11 PM
He deserves it. Congrats to Garnett.

Anthem
05-02-2004, 09:01 PM
Yeah, as much as I like Jermaine, I wouldn't have voted for anybody except KG.

My preferred frontcourt for a first team, though, would be Jermaine, Duncan, and KG.

ROCislandWarrior
05-02-2004, 09:05 PM
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o

I never saw that coming

Anthem
05-02-2004, 09:08 PM
My preferred frontcourt for a first team, though, would be Jermaine, Duncan, and KG.

Hey, wait a minute... won't this be the starting frontcourt for our Olympic team?

Look out world!

Kstat
05-02-2004, 10:53 PM
Yeah, as much as I like Jermaine, I wouldn't have voted for anybody except KG.

My preferred frontcourt for a first team, though, would be Jermaine, Duncan, and KG.As would mine, and i suspect the majority of most media members, however they could not be all voted on together since all three were listed as forwards.....

Natston
05-02-2004, 10:55 PM
My preferred frontcourt for a first team, though, would be Jermaine, Duncan, and KG.

Hey, wait a minute... won't this be the starting frontcourt for our Olympic team?

Look out world!

not quite...

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/columns/story?columnist=stein_marc&id=1792114

Snickers
05-02-2004, 11:32 PM
An excellent player and an excellent team. Kudos.

KG's carried the Wolves for years, and it's only appropriate that he gets recognised in what's insofar the team's greatest season.