Here are the rest of our trophy winners, honored for their performance in leading roles
DEFENSIVE PLAYER: BEN WALLACE, F, Pistons. The foundation of Detroit's success.
MOST IMPROVED: MATT HARPRING, F, Jazz. As hard-nosed as ever, the 26-year-old journeyman has found his touch along the Utah baseline, averaging 18.4 points through Sunday (up from 11.8 last year) on 51.0% shooting.
COACH: DON NELSON, Mavericks. His zone defense has lifted Dallas to the NBA's best record, and his freewheeling offense is the league's most entertaining.
EXECUTIVE: DONNIE WALSH, Pacers. Indiana has a solid shot at reaching the Finals for the second time in four years—with a different coach and a much younger team.
PROPHET: MARK CUBAN, Mavericks. A year ago the league fined him $500,000 for his beefs about the refs. Now the Dallas owner is mum, secure in the knowledge that many around the league agree with his criticism.