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The Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award is an annual NBA G League award given since the league's inaugural National Basketball Developmental League season. The award honors the player who best represents the ideals of character and conduct on and off the court. The league's head coaches determine the award by voting and it is usually presented to the honoree during the G League playoffs.[1] The award is named after former D-League, Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier, who died on October 15, 2005. Collier was a player and person who exemplified the qualities of a faithful teammate, husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was ready to begin his sixth NBA season at the time of his death.[1] Billy Thomas[2] and Ron Howard have both won the award on two occasions.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "RENALDO MAJOR RECEIVES NBA D-LEAGUE'S JASON COLLIER SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD". NBA.com. April 20, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "Colorado's Billy Thomas Receives 2007-08 Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award". NBA.com. April 11, 2008. Archived from the original on June 10, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "Fort Wayne Mad Ants Swingman Ron Howard Receives 2013 Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award". NBA.com. April 17, 2013. Archived from the original on June 10, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "Fort Wayne's Ron Howard Wins Second Consecutive Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award". NBA.com. April 18, 2014. Archived from the original on June 10, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "Lakeland's Gabe York Receives 2018-19 NBA G League Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award". G League. March 28, 2019.