Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson was named Western Conference Player of the Week, the NBA announced Monday, after leading the Jazz to a 4-0 record and getting them back into the No. 8 seed in the playoff race.
Jefferson became the seventh Jazz player to win the award multiple times. He was also named Western Conference Player of the Week on April 12, 2012. In almost nine years in the NBA, Jefferson has been named a Player of the Week five times, including twice with the Minnesota Timberwolves and once with Boston.
J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks won the award in the East.