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Other Awards

Defensive Player of the Year— Alonzo Mourning, Miami; Most Improved Player—Darrell Armstrong, Orlando; Sixth Man Award— Darrell Armstrong, Orlando; Kennedy PBWAA Citizenship Award— Brian Grant, Portland; NBA Sportsmanship Award— Hersey Hawkins, Seattle; The Sporting News Executive of the Year— Geoff Petrie, Sacramento.

Defensive Player of the Year

Awarded since 1983 and voted on by a panel of 118 sportswriters and broadcasters.

 Votes
Alonzo Mourning, Miami89
Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta10
Gary Payton, Seattle6
David Robinson, San Antonio3
Tim Duncan, San Antonio2
Theo Ratliff, Philadelphia2
Michael Curry, Milwaukee1
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota1
Eddie Jones, Charlotte1
Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston1
Scottie Pippen, Houston1
Cliff Robinson, Phoenix1

Most Improved Player

Awarded since 1986 and voted on by 118 sportswriters and broadcasters.

 Votes
Darrell Armstrong, Orlando54
Eric Snow, Philadelphia15
Gary Trent, Dallas14
Joe Smith, Minnesota8
Danny Fortson, Denver7
Theo Ratliff, Philadelphia4
Maurice Taylor, LA Clippers3
Brian Grant, Portland2
Tracy McGrady, Toronto2
Dee Brown, Toronto1
Randy Brown, Chicago1
Othella Harrington, Houston1
Antonio McDyess, Denver1
Greg Ostertag, Utah1
Cliff Robinson, Phoenix1
Bryon Russell, Utah1
Latrell Sprewell, New York1
Haywoode Workman, Milwaukee1

Sixth Man Award

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

 Votes
Darrell Armstrong, Orlando85
Rasheed Wallace, Portland16
Antonio Davis, Indiana5
Jalen Rose, Indiana5
Dee Brown, Toronto2
Dell Curry, Milwaukee2
Terry Porter, Miami2
Howard Eisley, Utah1

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