Speaking of Adam Silver being the progressive type there is also a new concept in town. The NBA will be announcing their player awards via a live broadcast on TNT on June 26th. This event will be hosted at at Basketball City at Pier 36 in Manhattan.
The event will host celebrities, current and former players, and many league executives. Traditionally, the NBA announces their player awards throughout the playoffs. However, everyone will have to wait until June 26th to find out the coveted MVP. The Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man Award, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year will be announced during the live show as well.
The league also announced that a few new awards will make its debut which are soon to be announced as time draws closer to the end of the regular season. Currently, the NBAPA debuted a Players Award show in 2015 and followed-up again in 2016. The concept was to introduce a peer-to-peer recognition which was aired on BET networks. No indication if the current NBA-led show will impact the 2017 version of the NBAPA Players Awards show.