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Defensive Player of the Year— Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta; Most Improved Player— Alan Henderson, Atlanta; Sixth Man Award— Danny Manning, Phoenix; Kennedy PBWAA Citizenship Award— Steve Smith, Atlanta; NBA Sportsmanship Award— Avery Johnson, San Antonio; The Sporting News Executive of the Year— Wayne Embry, Cleveland.

Defensive Player of the Year

Awarded since 1983 and voted on by a panel of 116 sportwriters and broadcasters.

Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta39
Gary Payton, Seattle37
David Robinson, San Antonio10
Michael Jordan, Chicago6
Mookie Blaylock, Atlanta4
Tim Duncan, San Antonio4
Bo Outlaw, Orlando4
Dennis Rodman, Chicago4
Anthony Mason, Charlotte2
Scottie Pippen, Chicago2
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota1
Kendall Gill, New Jersey1
Horace Grant, Orlando1
Brevin Knight, Cleveland1

Most Improved Player

Awarded since 1986 and voted on by 116 sportswriters and broadcasters.

Alan Henderson, Atlanta33
Corliss Williamson, Sacramento25
Donyell Marshall, Golden State24
Nick Anderson, Orlando6
Michael Finley, Dallas6
Theo Ratliff, Philadelphia5
Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers3
Vin Baker, Seattle2
Lamond Murray, LA Clippers2
Bo Outlaw, Orlando2
Antoine Walker, Boston2
John Wallace, Toronto2
Matt Geiger, Charlotte1
Karl Malone, Utah1
Jalen Rose, Indiana1
Rod Strickland, Washington1

Sixth Man Award

Awarded since 1983 and voted on by 116 sportswriters and broadcasters.

Danny Manning, Phoenix57
Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers31
Dale Ellis, Seattle21
John Starks, New York3
Jerry Stackhouse, Detroit2
Michael Curry, Milwaukee1
Tracy Murray, Washington1

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