Nikola Jokic named MVP: What they are saying – The Denver Post

“I’m so happy and respect so much the hard work and dedication that he’s put in to reach this point. I’ve been lucky enough to coach Nikola his entire career, and to see his growth from a second-round pick trying to learn the NBA to a perennial All-Star and now the MVP is truly extraordinary. He deserves this honor and I don’t take for granted getting to coach a player, and more importantly a person like Nikola.” — Nuggets head coach Michael Malone

“What an amazing accomplishment for an amazing individual. Nikola has worked tirelessly to become the player that he is and we are unbelievably lucky to have him leading our franchise. He is an elite individual on and off the court who is surrounded by a loving and supportive family that have helped make this day possible.” — Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly

“Nikola’s journey from the 41st pick in the draft to MVP is one of the most remarkable individual stories we have witnessed in sports. His hard work, commitment and dedication to his craft, team and community are second to none. We couldn’t be more proud and fortunate to have him with us in Denver.” — Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke

“The only thing better than Nikola Jokic the basketball player is Nikola Jokic the person. His skill and IQ combine for beautiful basketball, and there isn’t a more deserving person for such a prestigious award.” — KSE Vice Chairman Josh Kroenke

“This was the best season of my life and the cherry on top is the trophy I got.” – Jokic

“Congratulations to the @Nuggets first ever @NBA Most Valuable Player. You certainly earned it.” — Nuggets great Alex English via Twitter (@AlexEnglish_2)


Congrats, Nikola!” — The Denver Broncos via Twitter (@Broncos)

MVP! Best player in the NBA! Congrats to my brother the Joker! — Will Barton via Instagram 

“It’s not just me. I couldn’t do it by myself. It’s an individual award but it’s the effort of everybody who is part of the Denver Nuggets organization.” – Jokic



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