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Michael Jordan is one of the four players to have won both an MVP and a Defensive Player of the Year award in their career.
David Robinson won the award in the 1991–92 NBA season.
Dwight Howard won the award in the 2008–09 NBA season.
The National Basketball Association's Defensive Player of the Year Award is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) award given since the 1982–83 NBA season, to the top defensive player of the regular season. The winner is selected by a panel of 124 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United Statesmarker and Canadamarker, each of whom casts a vote for first, second and third place selections. Each first-place vote is worth five points; each second-place vote is worth three points; and each third-place vote is worth one point. The player with the highest point total, regardless of the number of first-place votes, wins the award.

Since its inception, the award has been given to 16 different players. Dikembe Mutombo and Ben Wallace each won the award four times, while Sidney Moncrief, Mark Eaton, Dennis Rodman, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Alonzo Mourning have each won it twice. The most recent award recipient is Dwight Howard, who is also the youngest player to win. Michael Jordan, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Kevin Garnett are the only Defensive Player of the Year winners to have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) during their careers; Jordan and Olajuwon won both awards in the same season. In Olajuwon's case, he is the only one to have also won the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award and the NBA championship in the same season.

Winners

^ Denotes player who is still active
* Elected to the Basketball Hall of Famemarker
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the award


Season Player Position Nationality Team
Guard Milwaukee Bucks
(2) Guard Milwaukee Bucks
Center Utah Jazz
Guard San Antonio Spurs
Guard/Forward Los Angeles Lakers
* Guard Chicago Bulls
(2) Center Utah Jazz
Forward Detroit Pistons
(2) Forward Detroit Pistons
* Center San Antonio Spurs
* Center Houston Rockets
* (2) Center Houston Rockets
Center Denver Nuggets
Guard Seattle SuperSonics
(2) Center Atlanta Hawks
(3) Center Atlanta Hawks
Center Miami Heat
(2) Center Miami Heat
(4) Center Philadelphia 76ers
^ Center/Forward Detroit Pistons
^ (2) Center/Forward Detroit Pistons
^ Forward/Guard Indiana Pacers
^ (3) Center/Forward Detroit Pistons
^ (4) Center/Forward Detroit Pistons
^ Center Denver Nuggets
^ Forward Boston Celtics
^ Center Orlando Magic


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