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NBA Rookie of the Year Award Winners


Posted Feb 26 2013 12:02PM

A year by year list of the NBA's Rookie of the Year award winners:

Year Player(s) Team
2011-12 Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers
2010-11 Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers
2009-10 Tyreke Evans Sacramento Kings
2008-09 Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls
2007-08 Kevin Durant Seattle SuperSonics
2006-07 Brandon Roy Portland Trail Blazers
2005-06 Chris Paul New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
2004-05 Emeka Okafor Charlotte Bobcats
2003-04 LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
2002-03 Amar'e Stoudemire Phoenix Suns
2001-02 Pau Gasol Memphis Grizzlies
2000-01 Mike Miller Orlando Magic
1999-00 Steve Francis, Elton Brand Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls
1998-99 Vince Carter Toronto Raptors
1997-98 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs
1996-97 Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers
1995-96 Damon Stoudamire Toronto Raptors
1994-95 Jason Kidd, Grant Hill Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons
1993-94 Chris Webber Golden State Warriors
1992-93 Shaquille O'Neal Orlando Magic
1991-92 Larry Johnson Charlotte Hornets
1990-91 Derrick Coleman New Jersey Nets
1989-90 David Robinson San Antonio Spurs
1988-89 Mitch Richmond Golden State Warriors
1987-88 Mark Jackson New York Knicks
1986-87 Chuck Person Indiana Pacers
1985-86 Patrick Ewing New York Knicks
1984-85 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls
1983-84 Ralph Sampson Houston Rockets
1982-83 Terry Cummings San Diego Clippers
1981-82 Buck Williams New Jersey Nets
1980-81 Darrell Griffith Utah Jazz
1979-80 Larry Bird Boston Celtics
1978-79 Phil Ford Kansas City Kings
1977-78 Walter Davis Phoenix Suns
1976-77 Adrian Dantley Buffalo Braves
1975-76 Alvan Adams Phoenix Suns
1974-75 Jamaal Wilkes Golden State Warriors
1973-74 Ernie DiGregorio Buffalo Braves
1972-73 Bob McAdoo Buffalo Braves
1971-72 Sidney Wicks Portland Trail Blazers
1970-71 Geoff Petrie, Dave Cowens Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics
1969-70 Lew Alcindor Milwaukee Bucks
1968-69 Wes Unseld Baltimore Bullets
1967-68 Earl Monroe Baltimore Bullets
1966-67 Dave Bing Detroit Pistons
1965-66 Rick Barry San Francisco Warriors
1964-65 Willis Reed New York Knicks
1963-64 Jerry Lucas Cincinnati Royals
1962-63 Terry Dischinger Chicago Zephyrs
1961-62 Walt Bellamy Chicago Packers
1960-61 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals
1959-60 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Warriors
1958-59 Elgin Baylor Minneapolis Lakers
1957-58 Woody Sauldsberry Philadelphia Warriors
1956-57 Tom Heinsohn Boston Celtics
1955-56 Maurice Stokes Rochester Royals
1954-55 Bob Pettit Milwaukee Hawks
1953-54 Ray Felix Baltimore Bullets
1952-53 Don Meineke Fort Wayne Pistons
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