SVG: MVP Race Already Decided by Media

by March 24, 2011
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According to Stan Van Gundy, Derrick Rose has been prematurely anointed as the L’s most valuable player by the voting press. The Orlando Sentinel has the always amusing quotes from the Magic head coach: “I don’t think it’s wide-open,’ Van Gundy said before his Orlando Magic faced the New York Knicks on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. ‘The media seems to have made their decision and they’re the ones who vote. So I think it’s over. I just listen and read: I think it’s over. Derrick Rose has it. I haven’t really read or heard a media guy who is going another way at this point. I’d be shocked if he doesn’t win it.’ Van Gundy said nobody in the league impacts as many possessions as Howard does. Van Gundy added, however, that he ‘would have no problem at all’ if Rose wins.”