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Defensive Player of the Year— Alonzo Mourning, Miami; Most Improved Player—Jalen Rose, Indiana; Sixth Man Award— Rodney Rogers, Phoenix; Kennedy PBWAA Citizenship Award— Vlade Divac, Sacramento; NBA Sportsmanship Award— Eric Snow, Philadelphia; The Sporting News Executive of the Year— John Gabriel, Orlando.

Defensive Player of the Year

Awarded since 1983 and voted on by a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters.

Alonzo Mourning, Miami62
Shaquille O'Neal, LA Lakers21
Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta11
Eddie Jones, Charlotte11
Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers4
Gary Payton, Seattle4
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota2
Anthony Mason, Charlotte1
Kendall Gill, New Jersey1
Bo Outlaw, Orlando1
Jason Kidd, Phoenix1
Scottie Pippen, Portland1
Cliff Robinson, Phoenix1

Most Improved Player

Awarded since 1986 and voted on by 121 sportswriters and broadcasters.

Jalen Rose, Indiana32
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas25
Jerry Stackhouse, Detroit19
Austin Croshere, Indiana17
Tracy McGrady, Toronto7
John Amaechi, Orlando4
Ruben Patterson, Seattle4
Rodney Rogers, Phoenix3
Michael Dickerson, Vancouver3
Shaquille O'Neal, LA Lakers2
Derrick Coleman, Charlotte1
Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers1
Sean Elliot, San Antonio1
Rashard Lewis, Seattle1
Bob Sura, Cleveland1

Sixth Man Award

Awarded since 1983 and voted on by 121 sportswriters and broadcasters.

Rodney Rogers, Phoenix104
Cuttino Mobley, Houston7
Cedric Ceballos, Dallas3
Tracy McGrady, Toronto3
Jerome Williams, Detroit2
Marcus Camby, New York1
Predrag Stojakovic, Sacramento1

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