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Defensive Player of the Year— Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta; Most Improved Player— Isaac Austin, Miami; Sixth Man Award— John Starks, New York; Kennedy PBWAA Citizenship Award— P.J. Brown, Miami; NBA Sportsmanship Award— Terrell Brandon, Cleveland; The Sporting News Executive of the Year— Bob Bass, Charlotte.

Defensive Player of the Year

Awarded since 1983 and voted on by a panel of 115 sportwriters and broadcasters.

Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta60
Gary Payton, Seattle25
Mookie Blaylock, Atlanta18
Scottie Pippen, Chicago4
Michael Jordan, Chicago3
Joe Dumars, Detroit1
Mario Elie, Houston1
Rick Fox, Boston1
Horace Grant, Orlando1
Shawn Kemp, Seattle1

Most Improved Player

Awarded since 1986 and voted on by 115 sportswriters and broadcasters.

Isaac Austin, Miami41
Doug Christie, Toronto17
Rasheed Wallace, Portland13
Voshon Lenard, Miami9
Kendall Gill, New Jersey7
Glen Rice, Charlotte7
Lindsey Hunter, Detroit5
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota4
LaPhonso Ellis, Denver3
Tom Gugliotta, Minnesota3
David Wesley, Boston 2
Tim Hardaway, Miami1
Eddie Jones, LA Lakers1
Rony Seikaly, Orlando1
Monty Williams, San Antonio1

Sixth Man Award

Awarded since 1983 and voted on by 115 sportswriters and broadcasters.

John Starks, New York84
Toni Kukoc, Chicago7
Chris Gatling, New Jersey6
Terry Mills, Detroit5
Dell Curry, Charlotte4
Sam Perkins, Seattle4
Isaac Austin, Miami1
Mark Davis, Philadelphia1
Danny Manning, Phoenix1
Charles Outlaw, LA Clippers1
Dominique Wilkins, San Antonio1

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