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NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Winners

Posted Feb 26 2013 12:01PM

Year-by-year list of the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award winners:

Year Player Team
2011-12 Tyson Chandler New York Knicks
2010-11 Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
2009-10 Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
2008-09 Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
2007-08 Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics
2006-07 Marcus Camby Denver Nuggets
2005-06 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons
2004-05 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons
2003-04 Ron Artest Indiana Pacers
2002-03 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons
2001-02 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons
2000-01 Dikembe Mutombo Philadelphia 76ers
1999-00 Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat
1998-99 Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat
1997-98 Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks
1996-97 Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks
1995-96 Gary Payton Seattle SuperSonics
1994-95 Dikembe Mutombo Denver Nuggets
1993-94 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets
1992-93 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets
1991-92 David Robinson San Antonio Spurs
1990-91 Dennis Rodman Detroit Pistons
1989-90 Dennis Rodman Detroit Pistons
1988-89 Mark Eaton Utah Jazz
1987-88 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls
1986-87 Michael Cooper Los Angeles Lakers
1985-86 Alvin Robertson San Antonio Spurs
1984-85 Mark Eaton Utah Jazz
1983-84 Sidney Moncrief Milwaukee Bucks
1982-83 Sidney Moncrief Milwaukee Bucks
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