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Encyclopedia > J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

The J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award is the oldest citizenship and community service award in the NBA and is named for the second commissioner of the league[1]. The award honors an NBA player or coach for outstanding service and dedication to the community, and is presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association. “NBA” redirects here. ...

List of winners

Season Player
1974-75 Wes Unseld
1975-76 Slick Watts
1976-77 Dave Bing
1977-78 Bob Lanier
1978-79 Calvin Murphy
1979-80 Austin Carr
1980-81 Mike Glenn
1981-82 Kent Benson
1982-83 Julius Erving
1983-84 Frank Layden
1984-85 Dan Issel
1985-86 Michael Cooper - Rory Sparrow
1986-87 Isiah Thomas
1987-88 Alex English
1988-89 Thurl Bailey
1989-90 Doc Rivers
1990-91 Kevin Johnson
1991-92 Magic Johnson
1992-93 Terry Porter
1993-94 Joe Dumars
1994-95 Joe O'Toole
1995-96 Chris Dudley
1996-97 P.J. Brown
1997-98 Steve Smith
1998-99 Brian Grant
1999-00 Vlade Divac
2000-01 Dikembe Mutombo
2001-02 Alonzo Mourning
2002-03 David Robinson
2003-04 Reggie Miller
2004-05 Eric Snow
2005-06 Kevin Garnett
2006-07 Steve Nash

Westley Sissel Wes Unseld (born March 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American former basketball player and coach in the NBA. Unseld is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans. ... Donald Earl Slick Watts (born July 22, 1951 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi) is a New York City streetball legend, who also played in the NBA in the mid-1970s. ... David Bing (born November 24, 1943 in Washington, D.C.) is a former All-Star player in the National Basketball Association, primarily for the Detroit Pistons from 1966 to 1975. ... Robert Jerry Lanier (born September 10, 1948 in Buffalo, New York) was a professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He played collegiately at St. ... Calvin Murphy is a hall of fame professional basketball player who played guard for the Houston Rockets from 1970-1983. ... Austin George Carr (born March 10, 1948 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association. ... Benson taking a hook shot Michael Kent Benson (born December 27, 1954 in New Castle, Indiana) is a former collegiate and pro basketball player. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Frank Layden is a former coach and executive with the NBAs Utah Jazz, in addition to being a former coach and player with Niagara University. ... Daniel Paul Issel ( October 25, 1948 in Batavia, Illinois) is a star basketball player. ... Michael Jerome Cooper (born April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is currently assistant coach of the NBAs Denver Nuggets, and a former NBA player who spent his entire playing career with the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Rory Darnell Sparrow (born June 12, 1958 in Suffolk, Virginia) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. He played collegiately at Villanova University. ... Isiah Lord Thomas III () (born April 30, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA, and is currently the head coach and president of basketball operations for the NBAs New York Knicks (most likely will be fired shortly). ... Alex English (born January 5, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina), is a former University of South Carolina and Denver Nuggets basketball forward. ... Thurl Lee Bailey (born July 7, 1961 in Washington, D.C.) is former professional basketball player in the NBA and the whose career spanned from 1983 to 1999 with the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Glenn Anton Doc Rivers (born October 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player from Marquette University who played point guard in the National Basketball Association notably for the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and San Antonio Spurs. ... Kevin Maurice Johnson (born March 4, 1966 in Sacramento, California) is an American former National Basketball Association point guard who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns. ... Earvin Johnson, Jr. ... Terry Porter (born April 8, 1963 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former NBA player and former head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Joe Dumars (born May 24, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is the Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations and a former NBA basketball player. ... Joseph John Joe OToole (born July 1947) is an Irish politician and an independent member of Seanad Éireann. ... For the keyboardist for Underoath, see Christopher Dudley Christen Guilford Dudley (born February 22, 1965) is a former NBA basketball player, who spent sixteen years playing for different teams. ... Collier P.J. Brown (born October 14, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After a college career at Louisiana Tech University, he was a second round draft choice of the New Jersey Nets in the 1992 NBA Draft, and has played for the Nets... Steven Delano Smith (born March 31, 1969 in Highland Park, Michigan) is a former National Basketball Association player. ... Brian Wade Grant (born March 5, 1972, in Columbus, Ohio) is a retired American basketball player. ... Vlade Divac [pronounced VLAH-de DEE-vahts] (born 3 February 1968) (Serbian: Владе Дивац) is a former NBA player. ... Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, more commonly known as Dikembe Mutombo (born June 25, 1966), is a basketball player in the NBA, playing at the position of center for the Houston Rockets. ... Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965 in Key West, Florida) is a former NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965, in Riverside, California) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Eric Snow (born 24 April 1973 in Canton, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. ... Kevin Garnett (born May 19, 1976)) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Steven John Nash[1], OBC (born February 7, 1974) is a Canadian professional basketball player. ...


  1. ^ nba.com (2007-06-26). Snow Named Winner of J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.



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