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Nowitzki, Vogel win Johnson, Tomjanovich awards

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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki and Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel were selected as the winners of the Magic Johnson Award and the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, respectively, on Friday.

The awards, recognize excellence on the court and cooperation with the media and fans, are voted on by the Pro Basketball Writers Association.

Also, the Golden State Warriors’ public relations staff became the second two-time winner of the Brian McIntyre Award for exemplifying “the standards of professionalism and excellence worthy of acclaim,” according to the award’s criteria.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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