1997 All-Defensive Teams Winners

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.

PosFirst Team1stPts
FScottie Pippen, Chicago2144
FKarl Malone, Utah1024
CDikembe Mutombo, Atlanta2348
GGary Payton, Seattle2451
GMichael Jordan, Chicago2553
PosSecond Team1stPts
FTim Duncan, San Antonio721
FCharles Oakley, New York619
CDavid Robinson, San Antonio318
GMookie Blaylock, Atlanta323
GEddie Jones, LA Lakers010


All-NBA TeamsAnnual AwardsCoach of the Year


1997 Annual Basketball Awards