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Encyclopedia > NBA Rookie of the Year Award

The National Basketball Association's Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. The winner of the award receives the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy. “NBA” redirects here. ... The 1952-53 NBA Season was the 7th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Edward Gottlieb (September 15, 1898 – December 7, 1979) was one of the founding members of the Basketball Association of America and the former owner and coach of the Philadelphia Warriors. ...


All-time Award winners

The following is a list of the All-time NBA Rookie of the Year Award winners.[1]

Season Player Team
1952-53 Don Meineke Fort Wayne Pistons
1953-54 Ray Felix Baltimore Bullets
1954-55 Bob Pettit 3 Milwaukee Hawks
1955-56 Maurice Stokes 3 Rochester Royals
1956-57 Tom Heinsohn 3 Boston Celtics
1957-58 Woody Sauldsberry Philadelphia Warriors
1958-59 Elgin Baylor 1 3 Minneapolis Lakers
1959-60 Wilt Chamberlain 2 3 Philadelphia Warriors
1960-61 Oscar Robertson 1 3 Cincinnati Royals
1961-62 Walt Bellamy 1 3 Chicago Packers
1962-63 Terry Dischinger Chicago Zephyrs
1963-64 Jerry Lucas 3 Cincinnati Royals
1964-65 Willis Reed 3 New York Knicks
1965-66 Rick Barry 3 San Francisco Warriors
1966-67 Dave Bing 3 Detroit Pistons
1967-68 Earl Monroe 3 Baltimore Bullets
1968-69 Wes Unseld 2 3 Baltimore Bullets
1969-70 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1 3 Milwaukee Bucks
1970-71 Dave Cowens 3 and Geoff Petrie Boston Celtics; Portland Trail Blazers
1971-72 Sidney Wicks Portland Trail Blazers
1972-73 Bob McAdoo 3 Buffalo Braves
1973-74 Ernie DiGregorio Buffalo Braves
1974-75 Jamaal Wilkes Golden State Warriors
1975-76 Alvan Adams Phoenix Suns
1976-77 Adrian Dantley Buffalo Braves
1977-78 Walter Davis Phoenix Suns
1978-79 Phil Ford Kansas City Kings
1979-80 Larry Bird 3 Boston Celtics
1980-81 Darrell Griffith Utah Jazz
1981-82 Buck Williams New Jersey Nets
1982-83 Terry Cummings San Diego Clippers
1983-84 Ralph Sampson 1 Houston Rockets
1984-85 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls
1985-86 Patrick Ewing 1 New York Knicks
1986-87 Chuck Person Indiana Pacers
1987-88 Mark Jackson New York Knicks
1988-89 Mitch Richmond Golden State Warriors
1989-90 David Robinson 1 San Antonio Spurs
1990-91 Derrick Coleman 1 New Jersey Nets
1991-92 Larry Johnson 1 Charlotte Hornets
1992-93 Shaquille O'Neal 1 Orlando Magic
1993-94 Chris Webber 1 Golden State Warriors
1994-95 Grant Hill and Jason Kidd Detroit Pistons; Dallas Mavericks
1995-96 Damon Stoudamire Toronto Raptors
1996-97 Allen Iverson 1 Philadelphia 76ers
1997-98 Tim Duncan 1 San Antonio Spurs
1998-99 Vince Carter Toronto Raptors
1999-00 Elton Brand 1 and Steve Francis Chicago Bulls; Houston Rockets
2000-01 Mike Miller Orlando Magic
2001-02 Pau Gasol Memphis Grizzlies
2002-03 Amare Stoudemire Phoenix Suns
2003-04 LeBron James 1 Cleveland Cavaliers
2004-05 Emeka Okafor Charlotte Bobcats
2005-06 Chris Paul New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
2006-07 Brandon Roy Portland Trailblazers

Don Meineke of the Fort Wayne Pistons, received the National Basketball Associations first Rookie of the Year Award after the 1952-53 NBA season. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The 1953-54 NBA Season was the 8th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Raymond Darlington Felix (b. ... The Baltimore Bullets were a National Basketball Association team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The 1954-55 NBA Season was the 9th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Bob Pettit (with the ball) as a player of the St. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The 1955-56 NBA Season was the 10th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Maurice Stokes (born June 17, 1933 in Rankin, Pennsylvania - died April 6, 1970 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was a pro basketball player in the 1950s, whose promising career was shortened by an injury. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team which is based in Sacramento, California. ... The 1956-57 NBA season was the 11th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Tom Heinsohn Thomas William Heinsohn (born August 26, 1934) is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player on the Boston Celtics National Basketball Association (NBA) team. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The 1957-58 NBA Season was the 12th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Woodrow Woody Sauldsberry Jr. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The 1958-59 NBA Season was the 13th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, D.C.) is an American former basketball forward. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The 1959-60 NBA Season was the 14th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The 1960-61 NBA Season was the 15th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team which is based in Sacramento, California. ... The 1961-62 NBA Season was the 16th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Walter Jones Bellamy (born July 24, 1939 in New Bern, North Carolina) is a former pro basketball player. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 1962-63 NBA Season was the 17th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Terry Gilbert Dischinger (born November 14, 1940 in Terre Haute, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Dischinger was made the first pick of the second round of the NBA Draft in 1962 out of Purdue University by the Chicago Zephyrs. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 1963-64 NBA Season was the 18th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a legendary basketball star from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a world-renowned memory education expert. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team which is based in Sacramento, California. ... The 1964-65 NBA Season was the 19th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Willis Reed Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1965-66 NBA Season was the 20th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Richard (Rick) Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944, in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The 1966-67 NBA Season was the 21st season of the National Basketball Association. ... 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. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The 1967-68 NBA Season was the 22nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Earl Vernon Monroe (born on November 21, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), was an American professional basketball player known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing and play-making. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 1968-69 NBA Season was the 23rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... 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. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 1969-70 NBA Season was the 24th season of the National Basketball Association. ... For the football player, see Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1970-71 NBA Season was the 25th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Dave Cowens David William Cowens (born October 25, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player and NBA Head Coach. ... Geoff Petrie (born April 17, 1948 in Darby, Pennsylvania) is the Sacramento Kings President of Basketball Operations (as of 2005) and a former NBA basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The 1971-72 NBA Season was the 26th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Sidney Wicks (born September 19, 1949 in Los Angeles, California) is a retired American basketball player. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The 1972-73 NBA Season was the 27th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Robert Allen Bob McAdoo (born September 25, 1951 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player who spent his fourteen-season career between the center and power forward positions in the National Basketball Association. ... “Clippers” redirects here. ... The 1973-74 NBA Season was the 28th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Ernie DiGregorio (born January 15, 1951 in North Providence, Rhode Island) is a former NBA basketball player. ... “Clippers” redirects here. ... The 1974-75 NBA Season was the 29th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Jamaal Abdul-Lateef Wilkes (born Jackson Keith Wilkes on June 2, 1953 in Berkeley, California) is an American former National Basketball Association player who played the small forward position and won four NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The 1975-76 NBA Season was the 30th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Alvan Leigh Adams (b. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The 1976-77 NBA Season was the 31st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Adrian Delano Dantley (born February 28, 1956 in Washington, D.C.) is a former basketball small forward who played 15 seasons in the NBA, many of which were played as a member of the Utah Jazz where he amassed the bulk of his legendary numbers. ... “Clippers” redirects here. ... The 1977-78 NBA Season was the 32nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Walter Paul Davis (born September 9, 1954 in Pineville, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The 1978-79 NBA Season was the 33rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Phil Jackson Ford (born February 9, 1956 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina) is a former professional player in the National Basketball Association. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team which is based in Sacramento, California. ... The 1979-80 NBA Season was the 34th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The 1980-81 NBA Season was the 35th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Darrell Steven Griffith (born June 16, 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former NBA basketball player who spent his entire career with the Utah Jazz. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The 1981-82 NBA Season was the 36th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Charles Linwood Williams (born March 8, 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina), better known as Buck, is a former American professional basketball player. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... The 1982-83 NBA Season was the 37th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Robert Terrell (Terry) Cummings was a 69 power forward who played in the National Basketball Association for 18 seasons. ... “Clippers” redirects here. ... The 1983-84 NBA Season was the 38th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Image:Ralph Sampson. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The 1984-85 NBA Season was the 39th season of the National Basketball Association. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1985-86 NBA Season was the 40th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-born American former professional basketball player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1986-87 NBA Season was the 41st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Chuck Connors Person (born June 27, 1964 in Brantley, Alabama) is a former professional player in the National Basketball Association. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 1987-88 NBA Season was the 42nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Mark A. Jackson (born April 1, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York) is a 6 3 former professional basketball player who played point guard for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets in the NBA in a career spanning from... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1988-89 NBA season was the 43rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Mitchell James (Mitch) Richmond (born June 30, 1965 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The 1989-90 NBA Season was the 44th season of the National Basketball Association. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The 1990-91 NBA Season was the 45th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Derrick D. Coleman (born June 21, 1967 in Mobile, Alabama) is a former basketball player in the NBA. Coleman grew up and attended high school in Detroit, Michigan and attended college at Syracuse University. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... The 1991-92 NBA Season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. ... For the American basketball player of the 1970s, see Larry Johnson (Buffalo Braves). ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The 1992-93 NBA Season was the 47th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced shak-KEEL) (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The 1993-94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. ... For the Canadian-born former BBL basketball player, see Chris Webber (Canadian basketball player). ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Orlando Magic. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California) is an American All-Star professional basketball player in the NBA. After earlier tours with the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, he is currently the New Jersey Nets starting point guard and captain. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ... Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973 in Portland, Oregon) is an American NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... 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Nicknamed The Franchise[1] and self-described as Steve-O, with his on-court and off-court antics generating considerable controversy throughout his... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Michael Lloyd Mike Miller (born February 19, 1980 in Mitchell, South Dakota, United States) is a professional basketball player currently playing with the Memphis Grizzlies. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Pau Gasol Sáez (born July 6, 1980, in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona province,Catalonia, Spain) is a 70 (2. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2002-03 NBA season is the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Amare Carsares Stoudemire (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida) is an American All-Star professional basketball player for the NBAs Phoenix Suns and the USA National Team. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... LeBron James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Chukwuemeka Ndubuisi Okafor, abbreviated as Emeka Okafor (born September 28, 1982, in Houston, Texas), is an American professional basketball player playing at power forward and center for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Christopher Emmanuel Chris Paul (born May 6, 1985, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA. // Paul played at West Forsyth High School, where he was a 2003 McDonalds All-American and was... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... 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Notes

1 First overall draft pick in the NBA Draft.
2 Won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in same year.
3 Inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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References

  1. ^ nba.com, NBA.com: Rookie of the Year Award winners, accessed April 27, 2007.

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