1997 All-Defensive Teams Winners

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

Voting by NBA head coaches. Each ballot has entries for two teams; two points given for 1st team, one for 2nd. Coaches cannot vote for own players. First Team repeaters from 1996-97 are in bold type.

Pos First Team 1st Pts
F Scottie Pippen, Chicago 21 44
F Karl Malone, Utah 10 24
C Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta 23 48
G Gary Payton, Seattle 24 51
G Michael Jordan, Chicago 25 53
Pos Second Team 1st Pts
F Tim Duncan, San Antonio 7 21
F Charles Oakley, New York 6 19
C David Robinson, San Antonio 3 18
G Mookie Blaylock, Atlanta 3 23
G Eddie Jones, LA Lakers 0 10


All-NBA Teams Annual Awards Coach of the Year


1997 Annual Basketball Awards
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