NBA Development League Most Valuable Player Award


NBA Development League Most Valuable Player Award

The National Basketball Association Development League Most Valuable Player (MVP) is an annual NBA Development League (NBADL) award given since the 2001–02 NBDL season. From 2001–02 through 2004–05, the league was known as the National Basketball Development League (NBDL), and since 2005–06 it has been called the NBA Development League in an effort to more closely associate with the National Basketball Association (NBA), the league to which it is a feeder system for player development.[1] The league's head coaches determine the award by voting and it is usually presented to the honoree during the NBADL's playoffs.[2]

Through the 2010–11 season, no player has been named the MVP more than once. Ansu Sesay was the inaugural winner while playing for the Greenville Groove.[3] He averaged 13.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists that season.[3] No international player has been named MVP of the D-League. By position, the guards have dominated the award with five winners, followed by forwards with four. Only one center has won (Courtney Sims in 2008–09).

Winners

Ansu Sesay won the league's first award in 2002.
Devin Brown won the award in 2003 while playing for the Fayetteville Patriots.
Season Player Position Nationality Team
2001–02 Sesay, AnsuAnsu Sesay Forward  United States Greenville Groove
2002–03 Brown, DevinDevin Brown Guard  United States Fayetteville Patriots
2003–04 Brown, TierreTierre Brown Guard  United States Charleston Lowgators
2004–05 Carroll, MattMatt Carroll Guard  United States Roanoke Dazzle
2005–06 Fizer, MarcusMarcus Fizer Forward  United States Austin Toros
2006–07 Livingston, RandyRandy Livingston Guard  United States Idaho Stampede
2007–08 Powell, KasibKasib Powell Forward  United States Sioux Falls Skyforce
2008–09 Sims, CourtneyCourtney Sims Center  United States Iowa Energy
2009–10 Harris, MikeMike Harris Forward  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2010–11 Stinson, CurtisCurtis Stinson Guard  United States Iowa Energy

See also

References

General
Specific
  1. ^ "NBDL Adopts New Name, Logo, and Ball". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc.. July 19, 2005. http://www.nba.com/dleague/dleague/rebrandrelease_050719.html. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ Press release (April 19, 2010). "Mike Harris Named NBA D-League MVP". RidiculousUpside.com. http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2010/4/19/1431257/mike-harris-named-nba-d-league-mvp. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Ansu Sesay D-League Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2010. http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbdl/players/s/sesayan01d.html. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 

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