Daily Archives: May 2, 2012
The New York Knicks‘ Tyson Chandler has been named the 2011-12 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. He didn’t just take the Knicks’ defense to another level, he brought defense to the team in the first place. The Knicks were notorious for not playing any the last few years.
Winning the title with the Dallas Mavericks last season and playing in New York is making Tyson Chandler a household name.
But, do you know who the Milwaukee Bucks‘ Sidney Moncrief is?
Moncrief was the first (and second) NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
The award has been given to the NBA‘s best defensive player beginning with the 1982-83 season.
And, look at that, even Michael Jordan won one.
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|Dikembe Mutombo||4||Denver Nuggets (1995); Atlanta Hawks (1997, 1998); Hawks/Philadelphia 76ers (2001)|
|Ben Wallace||4||Detroit Pistons (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)|
|Dwight Howard||3||Orlando Magic (2009-2011)|
|Sidney Moncrief||2||Milwaukee Bucks (1983, 1984)|
|Mark Eaton||2||Utah Jazz (1985, 1989)|
|Dennis Rodman||2||Detroit Pistons (1990, 1991)|
|Hakeem Olajuwon||2||Houston Rockets (1993, 1994)|
|Alonzo Mourning||2||Miami Heat (1999, 2000)|
|Alvin Robertson||1||San Antonio Spurs (1986)|
|Michael Cooper||1||Los Angeles Lakers (1987)|
|Michael Jordan||1||Chicago Bulls (1988)|
|David Robinson||1||San Antonio Spurs (1992)|
|Gary Payton||1||Seattle SuperSonics (1996)|
|Metta World Peace||1||Indiana Pacers (2004)|
|Marcus Camby||1||Denver Nuggets (2007)|
|Kevin Garnett||1||Boston Celtics (2008)|