The NBA has announced its regular season MVP, a coach lost his job and there is some World Cup bits. Tuesday’s gossip is here.

KD secures maiden MVP crown

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant has deservedly been named NBA MVP for the 2013/14 season. He beat last season’s winner LeBron James, who finished second.

Durant, who wants to feature for the USA at this summer’s FIBA World Cup of Basketball also captured the scoring title for the fourth time in five years and joins an exclusive list such as Wilt Chamberlin, George Gervin and Michael Jordan to have won it on four occasions.

The Thunder forward averaged a staggering 32 points and 7 rebounds a game.

List of NBA trophy winners this season:

MVP – Kevin Durant

Rookie – Michael Carter-Williams

Most Improved – Goran Dragic (Slovenia)

Sixth Man – Jamal Crawford

Defensive Player – Joakim Noah (France)

Coach – Gregg Popovich

Mark Jackson let go by the Warriors

Coach Mark Jackson has been fired by the Golden State Warriors, despite public backing from numerous players including Stephen Curry.

Jackson led the Warriors to a 51-31 regular season record, which was ended in the Playoffs by Los Angeles Clippers in seven games. The former Indiana Pacers guard ended his stint in the Bay Area with a 121-109 record.

His success and exciting brand of basketball wasn’t good enough in the boardroom though.

“It’s never easy to make a decision of this nature,” said General Manager Bob Myers. “Mark has accomplished many good things during his three years with the organization, including his role in helping elevate this team into a better position than it was when he arrived nearly 36 months ago. We’re appreciative of his dedication and commitment since his arrival and are extremely grateful for his contributions. However, as an organization, we simply feel it’s best to move in a different direction at this time.”

Carlos Delfino wants to play in Spain

Milwaukee Bucks shooter and Argentina international wants to play at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball, despite being signed off with a foot injury.

Delfino was sidelined in December after he needed an operation on his right foot, the second one in the space of a year and hasn’t played since.

“I want to play [at the World Cup],” the 31-year-old said.

“It’s important to make that clear: ‘Does Delfino want to play at the World Cup? Yes, he wants to play.’

“Of course I want to. But it doesn’t just depend on me.”

MCW got Rookie of the Year. Where did the number 1 pick land?

Remember the 2014 number 1 pick Victor, no. Erm … Giannis, no, not him either, got it, Trey nope,  AHHHHH, Anthony Bennett of the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Want to know how he fared in the rookie ladder for the end of the season?

Here you go…