Hornetsí Brown Wins Sportsmanship Award
Posted Apr 24 2004 5:36PM
NEW YORK, April 24 -- New Orleans Hornets forward P.J. Brown is the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy presented to the 2003-04 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner, the NBA announced today.
Brown, a divisional winner of the Sportsmanship Award the past three seasons, received 1,220 points, including 95 first-place votes. Players were awarded seven points for each first-place vote, five points for each second-place vote, three points for each third-place vote and one point for each fourth-place vote received.
An 11-year NBA veteran, Brown was one of four divisional winners which included Los Angeles Clippers forward Elton Brand, Memphis forward Shane Battier and New Jersey guard Kerry Kittles. Each team nominated one of its own players for the award and former NBA players Walt Frazier, Mike Glenn, Tommy Heinsohn, Eddie Johnson and Gil McGregor selected the four divisional winners.
The NBA will donate $25,000 on behalf of Brown to the PJ & Dee Brown Foundation, and another $10,000 each to the charities of choice for Brand, Battier and Kittles. Brand's donation will be made to A Place Called Home, Battier will donate to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis and Kittles' donation will be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
2003-04 NBA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD VOTING TOTALS
ALL-TIME NBA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
Inaugural: Joe Dumars (1996)