NBA coaches honor two rookies

May 13, 2008 4:41:44 PM PDT
Atlanta's Al Horford and Rookie of the Year Kevin Durant headline the NBA All-Rookie team announced today. Horford was the only unanimous choice with 58 votes, followed by Seattle's Durant with 57 in balloting by the league's head coaches.

Rounding out the first team are Houston's Luis Scola, Clippers forward Al Thornton and Seattle's Jeff Green.

Horford ranked first among rookies with 25 double-doubles and 9.7 rebounds, helping the Hawks end the league's longest postseason drought with their first playoff berth since 1999.

The 6-foot-9 Durant led the SuperSonics with over 20 points per game, about 7 and a-half points more than any other rookie.

The All-Rookie second team was Toronto's Jamario Moon, Memphis' Juan Carlos Navarro, Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young, Detroit's Rodney Stuckey and Houston's Carl Landry.

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