DURHAM, N.C. - Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and the 2010 National Championship game between Duke and Butler have been nominated for ESPY Awards as officially announced on Thursday, June 24. The 18th annual ESPY Awards ceremony will air on ESPN live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 9 p.m. Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" anchor Seth Meyers is hosting this year's event.
Begun by cable sports channel ESPN in 1993, the annual ESPY Awards allows sports fans worldwide to join in an online vote for their favorites in such categories as Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete, Best Coach/Manager, and Team of the Year. Unlike most awards shows, the ESPYs are probably most noted for its contribution to charity, as a portion of the proceeds is donated to The V Foundation, named for its founder, Jim Valvano.
Award winners are determined by fan voting, which is located at http://espn.go.com/espys/.
2010 ESPY Award Nominees
Twins beat Tigers in Extra Innings (AL Central One-Game Tiebreak)
Canada edges USA in Olympic hockey championship game in overtime
Duke tops Butler in Men's NCAA National Championship Game
Geno Auriemma, Connecticut Women's Basketball
Joe Girardi, NY Yankees
Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke Men's Basketball
Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints
Nick Saban, Alabama football