Go To:
  • ALT+A Toggle Accessibility Menu
  • ALT+H Home
  • ALT+1 Navigation
  • ALT+2 Main Content
  • ALT+3 Footer

Rose selected 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player

At 22 years old, Rose is the youngest MVP in NBA history and the second Bulls player to win the award, joining five-time winner Michael Jordan.

>> Sam Smith: Rose is Most Valuable Player… and person
>> NBA Commissioner Stern presents Rose with NBA MVP award

Sam Smith's previous discussion of Rose & MVP:
>> Derrick Rose was right—he can be NBA MVP - 11.29.10
>> Race for MVP about more than scoring and big games - 4.04.11

May 3, 2011 -- The National Basketball Association announced today that Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is the winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2010-11 Kia Most Valuable Player Award. At 22 years old, Rose is the youngest MVP in NBA history (22 years-191 days on the final day of the regular season; previously Wes Unseld in 1969, 23 years-9 days). Rose is also the second Bull to win the award, as he joins five-time winner Michael Jordan as the only Bulls to be named league MVP in team history.

KIA MVP logo

"Derrick had an outstanding season for us, and we would not be where we are today without him. Very few players have the work ethic and dedication that he has for the game of basketball," said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. "He is a terrific example for not only the Chicago Bulls, but also for the NBA. We are very pleased that Chicago's MVP is the NBA's MVP."

Rose led the Bulls to an NBA-best record of 62-20, and to the most wins by a Bulls team since Chicago won 62 games in 1997-98 en route to the franchise's sixth NBA championship. In 81 games this season, he averaged 25.0 ppg (seventh in the NBA), 7.7 apg (10th), 4.1 rpg, 1.05 spg, 37.4 mpg, and he shot .445 from the field, .332 from behind the arc and .858 from the line. Along the way, he posted career highs in scoring, assists, rebounds, steals, blocks, three-point shooting, free-throw shooting and minutes played.

With his scoring, assist and rebounding averages, he became just the seventh player in NBA history to average 25.0 ppg, 7.5 apg and 4.0 rpg in a single season (Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James). He also became the fifth player in NBA history to post 2,000 points, 600 assists and 300 rebounds in a single season (Oscar Robertson, John Havlicek, Michael Jordan and LeBron James).

Selected as an All-Star for the second straight season, the Chicago native made or assisted on at least half of Chicago's field goals in 26 games, the highest such total for any player in the NBA in 2010-11. He also was the only player in the NBA to rank in the top 10 in points per game and assists per game. In doing so, once again, he joined Michael Jordan (1988-89) as the only players in franchise history to finish in the top 10 in scoring and assists in a single season.

Rose collected 113 out of a possible 121 first-place votes from selected media, and he became the first player since Steve Nash in 2005 to win the MVP award after not receiving any votes the previous year. He also is the 10th player in NBA history to win the award within his first three seasons in the league (rookies: Wilt Chamberlain, Wes Unseld; second season: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bob Pettit, Bill Russell; third season: Abdul-Jabbar, Dave Cowens, Moses Malone, Bob McAdoo).

2010-11 Kia NBA MVP Award Results


Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Points
Derrick Rose, Chicago 113 6 2 -- -- 1182
Dwight Howard, Orlando 3 57 31 16 11 643
LeBron James, Miami 4 26 39 31 12 522
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 1 18 32 40 12 428
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 6 10 20 38 190
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas -- 5 3 11 30 113
Dwyane Wade, Miami -- 1 1 2 6 24
Manu Ginobili, San Antonio -- 2 -- -- 6 20
Amar'e Stoudemire, New York -- -- 1 -- 4 9
Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers -- -- 1 -- -- 5
Rajon Rondo, Boston -- -- 1 -- -- 5
Tony Parker, San Antonio -- -- -- 1 -- 3
Chris Paul, New Orleans -- -- -- -- 2 2

All-Time MVP Winners

Season - Player, Team
1955-56
- Bob Pettit, St. Louis
1956-57 - Bob Cousy, Boston
1957-58 - Bill Russell, Boston
1958-59 - Bob Pettit, St. Louis
1959-60 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia
1960-61 - Bill Russell, Boston
1961-62 - Bill Russell, Boston
1962-63 - Bill Russell, Boston
1963-64 - Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati
1964-65 - Bill Russell, Boston
1965-66 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia
1966-67 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia
1967-68 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia
1968-69 - Wes Unseld, Baltimore
1969-70 - Willis Reed, New York
1970-71 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee
1971-72 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee
1972-73 - Dave Cowens, Boston
1973-74 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee
1974-75 - Bob McAdoo, Buffalo
1975-76 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles
1976-77 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles
1977-78 - Bill Walton, Portland
1978-79 - Moses Malone, Houston
1979-80 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles
1980-81 - Julius Erving, Philadelphia
1981-82 - Moses Malone, Houston
1982-83 - Moses Malone, Philadelphia
1983-84 - Larry Bird, Boston
1984-85 - Larry Bird, Boston
1985-86 - Larry Bird, Boston
1986-87 - Magic Johnson, L.A. Lakers
1987-88 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1988-89 - Magic Johnson, L.A. Lakers
1989-90 - Magic Johnson, L.A. Lakers
1990-91 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1991-92 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1992-93 - Charles Barkley, Phoenix|
1993-94 - Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston
1994-95 - David Robinson, San Antonio
1995-96 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1996-97 - Karl Malone, Utah
1997-98 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1998-99 - Karl Malone, Utah
1999-00 - Shaquille O'Neal, L.A. Lakers
2000-01 - Allen Iverson, Philadelphia
2001-02 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio
2002-03 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio
2003-04 - Kevin Garnett, Minnesota
2004-05 - Steve Nash, Phoenix
2005-06 - Steve Nash, Phoenix
2006-07 - Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
2007-08 - Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
2008-09 - LeBron James, Cleveland
2009-10 - LeBron James, Cleveland
2010-11 - Derrick Rose, Chicago

 

What do you think? Leave a comment below: