Here are our NBA experts' picks for the 2016-17 NBA awards: Executive of the Year: Bob Myers, Warriors & Daryl Morey, Rockets (tied) Most Improved Player: Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics Sixth Man of the Year: Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors Coach of the Year: Mike D'Antoni, Houston Rockets Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz Rookie of the Year: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers MVP: James Harden, Houston Rockets