1996-1997 NBA Awards

* NBA awards back to 1946-1947 season

1996-1997 NBA Most Valuable Player

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Karl Malone Utah Jazz PF 6-9 265 33 Louisiana Tech 1985 11

1996-1997 NBA Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls SG 6-6 215 34 North Carolina 1984 11

1996-1997 NBA All-NBA First Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Tim Hardaway Miami Heat PG 6-0 175 30 UTEP 1989 7
Grant Hill Detroit Pistons SF 6-8 225 24 Duke 1994 2
Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls SG 6-6 215 34 North Carolina 1984 11
Karl Malone Utah Jazz PF 6-9 265 33 Louisiana Tech 1985 11
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets C 7-0 255 34 Houston 1984 12

1996-1997 NBA All-NBA Second Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Patrick Ewing New York Knicks C 7-0 240 34 Georgetown 1985 11
Gary Payton Seattle SuperSonics G 6-4 180 28 Oregon State 1990 6
Scottie Pippen Chicago Bulls SF 6-8 228 31 Central Arkansas 1987 9
Glen Rice Charlotte Hornets SF 6-8 228 29 Michigan 1989 7
Mitch Richmond Sacramento Kings SG 6-5 215 31 Kansas State 1988 8

1996-1997 NBA All-NBA Third Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Vin Baker Milwaukee Bucks PF 6-11 240 25 Hartford 1993 3
Penny Hardaway Orlando Magic PG 6-7 195 25 Memphis 1993 3
Anthony Mason Charlotte Hornets PF 6-7 250 30 Tennessee State 1988 8
Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers C 7-1 325 24 LSU 1992 4
John Stockton Utah Jazz PG 6-1 170 34 Gonzaga 1984 12

1996-1997 NBA Player Of The Month

Player Team Conference Month Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Kevin Johnson Phoenix Suns April PG 6-1 180 30 California 1987 9
Karl Malone Utah Jazz March PF 6-9 265 33 Louisiana Tech 1985 11
Glen Rice Charlotte Hornets February SF 6-8 228 29 Michigan 1989 7
Grant Hill Detroit Pistons January SF 6-8 225 24 Duke 1994 2
Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers December C 7-1 325 24 LSU 1992 4
Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls November SG 6-6 215 34 North Carolina 1984 11

1996-1997 NBA Player Of The Week

Player Team Conference Date Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Chris Webber Washington Bullets Apr 20, 1997 F-C 6-9 245 24 Michigan 1993 3
Allen Iverson Philadelphia Sixers Apr 13, 1997 G 6-0 165 21 Georgetown 1996 0
Grant Hill Detroit Pistons Apr 6, 1997 SF 6-8 225 24 Duke 1994 2
Kevin Johnson Phoenix Suns Mar 30, 1997 PG 6-1 180 30 California 1987 9
Karl Malone Utah Jazz Mar 23, 1997 PF 6-9 265 33 Louisiana Tech 1985 11
Karl Malone Utah Jazz Mar 16, 1997 PF 6-9 265 33 Louisiana Tech 1985 11
Patrick Ewing New York Knicks Mar 9, 1997 C 7-0 240 34 Georgetown 1985 11
Loy Vaught Los Angeles Clippers Mar 2, 1997 PF 6-9 230 30 Michigan 1990 6
Scottie Pippen Chicago Bulls Feb 23, 1997 SF 6-8 228 31 Central Arkansas 1987 9
Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat Feb 16, 1997 C 6-10 240 27 Georgetown 1992 4
Glen Rice Charlotte Hornets Feb 2, 1997 SF 6-8 228 29 Michigan 1989 7
Mitch Richmond Sacramento Kings Jan 26, 1997 SG 6-5 215 31 Kansas State 1988 8
Grant Hill Detroit Pistons Jan 19, 1997 SF 6-8 225 24 Duke 1994 2
Glenn Robinson Milwaukee Bucks Jan 12, 1997 SF 6-7 225 24 Purdue 1994 2
Glen Rice Charlotte Hornets Jan 5, 1997 SF 6-8 228 29 Michigan 1989 7
Tim Hardaway Miami Heat Dec 29, 1996 PG 6-0 175 30 UTEP 1989 7
Terrell Brandon Cleveland Cavaliers Dec 22, 1996 PG 5-11 180 26 Oregon 1991 5
Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers Dec 15, 1996 C 7-1 325 24 LSU 1992 4
Terry Mills Detroit Pistons Dec 8, 1996 PF 6-10 230 29 Michigan 1990 6
Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks Dec 1, 1996 C 7-2 260 30 Georgetown 1991 5
Charles Barkley Houston Rockets Nov 24, 1996 PF 6-6 252 34 Auburn 1984 12
Karl Malone Utah Jazz Nov 24, 1996 PF 6-9 265 33 Louisiana Tech 1985 11
Dale Ellis Denver Nuggets Nov 17, 1996 GF 6-7 205 36 Tennessee 1983 13
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets Nov 10, 1996 C 7-0 255 34 Houston 1984 12

1996-1997 NBA Defensive Player Of The Year

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks C 7-2 260 30 Georgetown 1991 5

1996-1997 NBA All-NBA Defensive First Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls SG 6-6 215 34 North Carolina 1984 11
Karl Malone Utah Jazz PF 6-9 265 33 Louisiana Tech 1985 11
Dikembe Mutombo Atlanta Hawks C 7-2 260 30 Georgetown 1991 5
Gary Payton Seattle SuperSonics G 6-4 180 28 Oregon State 1990 6
Scottie Pippen Chicago Bulls SF 6-8 228 31 Central Arkansas 1987 9

1996-1997 NBA All-NBA Defensive Second Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Mookie Blaylock Atlanta Hawks PG 6-1 190 29 Oklahoma 1989 7
P.J. Brown Miami Heat C 6-11 225 27 Louisiana Tech 1992 3
Anthony Mason Charlotte Hornets PF 6-7 250 30 Tennessee State 1988 8
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets C 7-0 255 34 Houston 1984 12
John Stockton Utah Jazz PG 6-1 170 34 Gonzaga 1984 12

1996-1997 NBA Sixth Man Of The Year

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
John Starks New York Knicks SG 6-3 180 31 Oklahoma State 1988 7

1996-1997 NBA Most Improved Player

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Ike Austin Miami Heat C 6-10 255 27 Arizona State 1991 3

1996-1997 NBA Rookie Of The Year

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Allen Iverson Philadelphia Sixers G 6-0 165 21 Georgetown 1996 0

1996-1997 NBA All-Rookie First Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Shareef Abdur-Rahim Vancouver Grizzlies F 6-9 225 20 California 1996 0
Marcus Camby Toronto Raptors C 6-11 240 22 Massachusetts 1996 0
Allen Iverson Philadelphia Sixers G 6-0 165 21 Georgetown 1996 0
Stephon Marbury Minnesota Timberwolves G 6-2 180 20 Georgia Tech 1996 0
Antoine Walker Boston Celtics F 6-9 265 20 Kentucky 1996 0

1996-1997 NBA All-Rookie Second Team

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Ray Allen Milwaukee Bucks SG 6-5 205 21 Connecticut 1996 0
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers SG 6-6 212 18 Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania) 1996 0
Kerry Kittles New Jersey Nets G 6-5 179 22 Villanova 1996 0
Travis Knight Los Angeles Lakers C 7-0 235 22 Connecticut 1996 0
Matt Maloney Houston Rockets PF 6-3 192 25 Pennsylvania 1995 1

1996-1997 NBA Rookie Of The Month

Player Team Conference Month Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Allen Iverson Philadelphia Sixers April G 6-0 165 21 Georgetown 1996 0
Marcus Camby Toronto Raptors March C 6-11 240 22 Massachusetts 1996 0
Shareef Abdur-Rahim Vancouver Grizzlies February F 6-9 225 20 California 1996 0
Stephon Marbury Minnesota Timberwolves January G 6-2 180 20 Georgia Tech 1996 0
Shareef Abdur-Rahim Vancouver Grizzlies December F 6-9 225 20 California 1996 0
Kerry Kittles New Jersey Nets December G 6-5 179 22 Villanova 1996 0
Allen Iverson Philadelphia Sixers November G 6-0 165 21 Georgetown 1996 0

1996-1997 NBA IBM Award

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Grant Hill Detroit Pistons SF 6-8 225 24 Duke 1994 2

1996-1997 NBA J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
P.J. Brown Miami Heat C 6-11 225 27 Louisiana Tech 1992 3

1996-1997 NBA NBA Sportsmanship Award

Player Team Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Draft Yr YOS
Terrell Brandon Cleveland Cavaliers PG 5-11 180 26 Oregon 1991 5

1996-1997 NBA Coach of the Year

Player Team Age Nationality
Pat Riley Miami Heat 51 United States

1996-1997 NBA Executive of the Year

Player Team Age Nationality
Bob Bass Charlotte Hornets (1988) N/A N/A