Los Angeles - Some egos would have been bruised, calling it an obvious demotion, but Jason Terry embraced his new role and the Dallas Mavericks shooting star was rewarded for it.
Terry was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year on Friday, after making the successful transition from starting guard to super sub.
"It's all about the team," Terry said. "That's what I've been about since day one."
Terry received 576 of a possible 605 points, including 111 of a possible 121 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters.