June 10, 1985

NBA awards [1984-85]



The Bulls drafted Michael Jordan (third overall) and Carl Lewis (10th round). Dominique Wilkins beat Jordan in the Dunk Contest. The Clippers moved from San Diego to Los Angeles. Larry Bird scored 60 points against the Hawks.

Player of the Year | Larry Bird [Celtics] 28.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 52.9 2-point shooting, 88.2 free throw shooting.

2. Michael Jordan [Bulls]
3. Magic Johnson [Lakers]
4. Moses Malone [76ers]
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [Lakers]

Rookie of the Year | Michael Jordan [Bulls] 28.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 52.6 2-point shooting, 84.5 free throw shooting, 2.4 steals.

Defensive Player of Year | Mark Eaton [Jazz] 5.6 blocks. The single-season record for blocks.

Sixth Man of the Year | Kevin McHale [Celtics] 19.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 57.3 2-point shooting, 76.0 free throw shooting.

Coach of the Year | Bill Fitch [Rockets] 48-34



FIRST TEAM |

Forward | Larry Bird [Celtics] 28.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 52.9 2-point shooting, 88.2 free throw shooting. Age [28]

Forward | Bernard King [Knicks] 32.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 53.4 2-point shooting, 77.2 free throw shooting. Age [28]

Center | Moses Malone [76ers] 24.6 points, 13.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 47.0 2-point shooting, 81.5 free throw shooting. Age [29]

Point guard | Magic Johnson [Lakers] 18.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 12.6 assists, 57.7 2-point shooting, 84.3 free throw shooting. Age [25]

Guard | Michael Jordan [Bulls] 28.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 52.6 2-point shooting, 84.5 free throw shooting, 2.4 steals. Age [21]



SECOND TEAM |

Forward | Terry Cummings [Bucks] 23.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 49.6 2-point shooting, 74.1 free throw shooting. Age [23]

Forward | Alex English [Nuggets] 27.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 51.9 2-point shooting, 82.9 free throw shooting. Age [31]

Center | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [Lakers] 22.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 60.0 2-point shooting, 73.2 free throw shooting, 2.1 blocks. Age [37]

Point guard | Isiah Thomas [Pistons] 21.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 47.6 2-point shooting, 80.9 free throw shooting, 2.3 steals. Age [23]

Guard | Sidney Moncrief [Bucks] 21.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 48.9 2-point shooting, 82.8 free throw shooting. Age [27]



HONORABLE MENTION |

Center | Akeem Olajuwon [Rockets] 20.6 points, 11.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 53.8 2-point shooting, 61.3 free throw shooting, 2.7 blocks. Age [22]

Forward | Kevin McHale [Celtics] 19.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 57.3 2-point shooting, 76.0 free throw shooting. Age [27]

Forward | Calvin Natt [Nuggets] 23.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 54.7 2-point shooting, 79.3 free throw shooting. Age [28]

Center | Artis Gilmore [Spurs] 19.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 62.4 2-point shooting, 74.9 free throw shooting, 2.1 blocks. Age [35]
— Kevin Brewer