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Posted: Monday October 22, 2012 8:11PM ; Updated: Tuesday October 23, 2012 1:16AM

NBA GMs predict Heat, LeBron will repeat in poll

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The NBA general managers predict LeBron James will win his fourth MVP award.
Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
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NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA general managers are predicting the Miami Heat to repeat as NBA champions and LeBron James to win another MVP award.

The GMs gave high marks to the Los Angeles Lakers' moves and picked them to win the Western Conference, but the Heat got 70 percent of the votes to win the 2013 championship.

Those were among the results of the annual NBA.com GM Survey, released Monday. All 30 executives were polled and could not vote for their own teams or players. Responders voted the Hornets' Anthony Davis as the likely Rookie of the Year and the Spurs' Gregg Popovich as the league's best coach.

Full results of the more than 50 questions are available on NBA.com.

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