2019 NBA AWARDS WINNERS
Turner Sports and the NBA held the 2019 NBA Awards on June 24 ,2019 at Barker Hangar.
Hosted by Basketball Hall of Famer and entertainment icon Shaquille O’Neal, the third annual NBA Awards honored the league’s top performers from the 2018-19 regular season as well as legends Larry Bird and Magic Johnson and trailblazing Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts.
The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.
Kia NBA Most Valuable Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Kia NBA Rookie of the Year: Luka Dončić, Dallas Mavericks
Kia NBA Most Improved Player: Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors
Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
Kia NBA Sixth Man Award: Lou Williams, LA Clippers
NBA Coach of the Year: Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee Bucks
NBA EXECUTIVE-VOTED AWARD
NBA Basketball Executive of the Year: Jon Horst, Milwaukee Bucks
Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year: Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
NBA Sportsmanship Award: Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
COMMUNITY AWARD (PRESENTED BY KAISER PERMANENTE)*
Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
*The winner was chosen by fans and an NBA executive panel.
House of Highlights Moment of the Year: Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose scores a career-high 50 points against the Utah Jazz on Oct. 31, 2018.
SPECIAL NBA AWARDS HONORS
Lifetime Achievement Award: Larry Bird and Magic Johnson
Sager Strong Award: Robin Roberts
Hustle Award: Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics