1978-1979 NBA Awards

* NBA awards back to 1946-1947 season

1978-1979 NBA Most Valuable Player

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Moses Malone Houston Rockets C 6-10 215 23 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1976 2

1978-1979 NBA Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Dennis Johnson Seattle SuperSonics PG 6-4 185 24 Pepperdine 1976 2

1978-1979 NBA All-NBA First Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
George Gervin San Antonio Spurs GF 6-7 180 26 Eastern Michigan 1974 2
Elvin Hayes Washington Bullets FC 6-9 235 33 Houston 1968 10
Marques Johnson Milwaukee Bucks GF 6-7 218 23 UCLA 1977 1
Moses Malone Houston Rockets C 6-10 215 23 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1976 2
Paul Westphal Phoenix Suns G 6-4 195 28 USC 1972 6

1978-1979 NBA All-NBA Second Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers C 7-2 225 31 UCLA 1969 9
Bob Dandridge Washington Bullets SF 6-6 195 31 Norfolk State 1969 9
Walter Davis Phoenix Suns GF 6-6 193 24 North Carolina 1977 1
Phil Ford Kansas City Kings G 6-2 175 23 North Carolina 1978 0
World B. Free San Diego Clippers G 6-2 185 25 Guilford 1975 3

1978-1979 NBA All-NBA Defensive First Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers C 7-2 225 31 UCLA 1969 9
Don Buse Phoenix Suns G 6-4 190 28 Evansville 1972 2
Bob Dandridge Washington Bullets SF 6-6 195 31 Norfolk State 1969 9
Dennis Johnson Seattle SuperSonics PG 6-4 185 24 Pepperdine 1976 2
Bobby Jones Philadelphia Sixers SF 6-9 210 27 North Carolina 1974 2

1978-1979 NBA All-NBA Defensive Second Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
M.L. Carr Detroit Pistons GF 6-6 205 28 Guilford 1973 4
Lionel Hollins Portland Trail Blazers G 6-3 185 25 Arizona State 1975 3
Eddie Johnson, Jr. Atlanta Hawks G 6-2 180 24 Auburn 1977 1
Maurice Lucas Portland Trail Blazers PF 6-9 215 27 Marquette 1974 2
Moses Malone Houston Rockets C 6-10 215 23 Petersburg High School (Virginia) 1976 2

1978-1979 NBA Rookie Of The Year

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Phil Ford Kansas City Kings G 6-2 175 23 North Carolina 1978 0

1978-1979 NBA All-Rookie First Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Ron Brewer Portland Trail Blazers G 6-4 180 23 Arkansas 1978 0
Phil Ford Kansas City Kings G 6-2 175 23 North Carolina 1978 0
Reggie Theus Chicago Bulls GF 6-7 190 21 UNLV 1978 0
Mychal Thompson Portland Trail Blazers FC 6-10 226 24 Minnesota 1978 0
Terry Tyler Detroit Pistons GF 6-7 215 22 Detroit-Mercy 1978 0

1978-1979 NBA J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Calvin Murphy Houston Rockets PG 5-9 165 30 Niagara 1970 8

1978-1979 NBA Coach of the Year

Player Team Age Nationality
Cotton Fitzsimmons Kansas City Kings N/A N/A

1978-1979 NBA Executive of the Year

Player Team Age Nationality
Bob Ferry Washington Wizards 41 United States