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Defensive Player Of The Year Recipients

Season Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
2012-2013 Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies C 7-1 265 28 Sant Josep Girona (Spain) 2007 4
2011-2012 Tyson Chandler New York Knicks C 7-1 240 29 Dominguez High School (California) 2001 10
2010-2011 Dwight Howard Orlando Magic C 6-11 265 25 Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (Georgia) 2004 6
2009-2010 Dwight Howard Orlando Magic C 6-11 265 24 Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (Georgia) 2004 5
2008-2009 Dwight Howard Orlando Magic C 6-11 265 23 Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (Georgia) 2004 4
2007-2008 Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics PF 6-11 253 31 Farragut Career Academy (Illinois) 1995 12
2006-2007 Marcus Camby Denver Nuggets C 6-11 240 32 Massachusetts 1996 10
2005-2006 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons FC 6-9 240 31 Virginia Union 1996 9
2004-2005 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons FC 6-9 240 30 Virginia Union 1996 8
2003-2004 Metta World Peace Indiana Pacers SF 6-7 260 24 St. John's 1999 4
2002-2003 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons FC 6-9 240 28 Virginia Union 1996 6
2001-2002 Ben Wallace Detroit Pistons FC 6-9 240 27 Virginia Union 1996 5
2000-2001 Dikembe Mutombo Philadelphia Sixers C 7-2 260 34 Georgetown 1991 9
1999-2000 Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat C 6-10 240 30 Georgetown 1992 7
1998-1999 Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat C 6-10 240 29 Georgetown 1992 6
1997-1998 Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks C 7-2 260 31 Georgetown 1991 6
1996-1997 Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks C 7-2 260 30 Georgetown 1991 5
1995-1996 Gary Payton Seattle SuperSonics G 6-4 180 27 Oregon State 1990 5
1994-1995 Dikembe Mutombo Denver Nuggets C 7-2 260 28 Georgetown 1991 3
1993-1994 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets C 7-0 255 31 Houston 1984 9
1992-1993 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets C 7-0 255 30 Houston 1984 8
1991-1992 David Robinson San Antonio Spurs C 7-1 250 26 Navy 1987 2
1990-1991 Dennis Rodman Detroit Pistons PF 6-7 210 29 Southeastern Oklahoma State 1986 4
1989-1990 Dennis Rodman Detroit Pistons PF 6-7 210 28 Southeastern Oklahoma State 1986 3
1988-1989 Mark Eaton Utah Jazz C 7-4 275 32 UCLA 1982 6
1987-1988 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls SG 6-6 215 25 North Carolina 1984 3
1986-1987 Michael Cooper Los Angeles Lakers SG 6-5 170 30 New Mexico 1978 8
1985-1986 Alvin Robertson San Antonio Spurs SG 6-3 185 23 Arkansas 1984 1
1984-1985 Mark Eaton Utah Jazz C 7-4 275 28 UCLA 1982 2
1983-1984 Sidney Moncrief Milwaukee Bucks SG 6-3 180 26 Arkansas 1979 4
1982-1983 Sidney Moncrief Milwaukee Bucks SG 6-3 180 25 Arkansas 1979 3

Most Defensive Player Of The Year Selections

Player Times Won Selections Pos Height Weight Pre-Draft Team
Dikembe Mutombo 4 2000-2001, 1997-1998, 1996-1997, 1994-1995 C 7-2 260 Georgetown
Ben Wallace 4 2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2002-2003, 2001-2002 FC 6-9 240 Virginia Union
Dwight Howard 3 2010-2011, 2009-2010, 2008-2009 C 6-11 265 Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (Georgia)
Mark Eaton 2 1988-1989, 1984-1985 C 7-4 275 UCLA
Sidney Moncrief 2 1983-1984, 1982-1983 SG 6-3 180 Arkansas
Alonzo Mourning 2 1999-2000, 1998-1999 C 6-10 240 Georgetown
Hakeem Olajuwon 2 1993-1994, 1992-1993 C 7-0 255 Houston
Dennis Rodman 2 1990-1991, 1989-1990 PF 6-7 210 Southeastern Oklahoma State
Metta World Peace 1 2003-2004 SF 6-7 260 St. John's
Marcus Camby 1 2006-2007 C 6-11 240 Massachusetts
Tyson Chandler 1 2011-2012 C 7-1 240 Dominguez High School (California)
Michael Cooper 1 1986-1987 SG 6-5 170 New Mexico
Kevin Garnett 1 2007-2008 PF 6-11 253 Farragut Career Academy (Illinois)
Marc Gasol 1 2012-2013 C 7-1 265 Sant Josep Girona (Spain)
Michael Jordan 1 1987-1988 SG 6-6 215 North Carolina
Gary Payton 1 1995-1996 G 6-4 180 Oregon State
Alvin Robertson 1 1985-1986 SG 6-3 185 Arkansas
David Robinson 1 1991-1992 C 7-1 250 Navy