1978-79 NBA Awards Voting

1955-56 through 1979-1980: Voting was done by players. Players were not permitted to vote for their teammates, so it was impossible to be a unanimous winner.
1980-81 to present: Voting conducted by media.

Voting tallies for seasons 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1970-71, and 1978-79 are incomplete.

Most Valuable Player (Michael Jordan Trophy)

Most Valuable Player (Michael Jordan Trophy) Table
Voting Per Game Shooting Advanced
Rank Player Age Tm First Pts Won Pts Max Share G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
1Moses Malone23HOU1121122230.5028241.324.817.61.81.01.5.540.73914.1.200
2George Gervin26SAS35352230.1578036.129.65.02.71.71.1.541.82611.4.189
3Elvin Hayes33WSB28282230.1268237.921.812.11.70.92.3.487.6549.4.146
4Kareem Abdul-Jabbar31LAL15152230.0678039.523.812.85.41.04.0.577.73614.4.219
5Bob Dandridge31WSB772230.0317833.720.45.74.70.90.7.499.8258.7.158
6World B. Free25SDC552230.0227837.928.83.94.41.40.4.481.75610.1.164
7Jack Sikma23SEA442230.0188236.115.612.43.21.00.8.460.8148.8.143
8TPhil Ford22KCK332230.0137934.515.92.38.62.20.1.465.8135.7.101
8TDavid Thompson24DEN332230.0137635.124.03.63.00.91.1.512.7539.5.171
10Walter Davis24PHO222230.0097930.823.64.74.31.90.3.561.8319.4.184

Rookie of the Year (Wilt Chamberlain Trophy)

Rookie of the Year (Wilt Chamberlain Trophy) Table
Voting Per Game Shooting Advanced
Rank Player Age Tm First Pts Won Pts Max Share G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
1Phil Ford22KCK6262660.9397934.515.92.38.62.20.1.465.8135.7.101
2Reggie Theus21CHI44660.0618233.616.32.85.21.10.2.480.7613.2.056

All-NBA Teams

All-NBA Teams Table
Voting Per Game Shooting Advanced
# Tm Pos Player Age Tm Pts Won Pts Max Share 1st Tm 2nd Tm 3rd Tm G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
1stCMoses Malone23HOU1201320.9098241.324.817.61.81.01.5.540.73914.1.200
1stGGeorge Gervin26SAS1141320.8648036.129.65.02.71.71.1.541.82611.4.189
1stFMarques Johnson22MIL991320.757736.125.67.63.01.51.2.550.76012.2.211
1stFElvin Hayes33WSB981320.7428237.921.812.11.70.92.3.487.6549.4.146
1stGPaul Westphal28PHO901320.6828132.624.02.06.51.40.3.535.83710.4.189
2ndCKareem Abdul-Jabbar31LAL1328039.523.812.85.41.04.0.577.73614.4.219
2ndFBob Dandridge31WSB1327833.720.45.74.70.90.7.499.8258.7.158
2ndFWalter Davis24PHO1327930.823.64.74.31.90.3.561.8319.4.184
2ndGPhil Ford22KCK1327934.515.92.38.62.20.1.465.8135.7.101
2ndGWorld B. Free25SDC1327837.928.83.94.41.40.4.481.75610.1.164
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All-Defensive Teams

All-Defensive Teams Table
Voting Per Game Shooting Advanced
# Tm Pos Player Age Tm Pts Won Pts Max Share G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48 DWS DBPM DRtg
1stGDennis Johnson24SEA42440.9558034.015.94.73.51.31.2.434.7816.6.1163.80.9101

All-Rookie Teams

All-Rookie Teams Table
Voting Per Game Shooting Advanced
# Tm Player Age Tm Pts Won Pts Max Share 1st Tm 2nd Tm G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
1stPhil Ford22KCK21211.0007934.515.92.38.62.20.1.465.8135.7.101
1stRon Brewer23POR218130.313.32.82.01.31.0.494.8205.6.109
1stReggie Theus21CHI218233.616.32.85.21.10.2.480.7613.2.056
1stMychal Thompson24POR217329.414.78.32.40.91.8.490.5724.4.098
1stTerry Tyler22DET218231.212.97.91.11.32.5.482.6585.4.101
ORVWinford Boynes21NJN216917.09.32.21.10.60.1.430.7870.6.026
ORVMaurice Cheeks22PHI218229.48.43.15.32.10.1.510.7214.9.097
ORVWayne Cooper22GSW216512.24.64.30.30.10.7.437.6721.2.073
ORVGeorge Johnson22MIL216717.36.25.41.21.10.7.482.7182.5.102
ORVJohn Long22DET218230.516.13.21.51.20.2.469.8263.6.070
ORVMike Mitchell23CLE218019.710.74.10.80.60.4.513.7363.6.111
ORVPurvis Short21GSW217522.710.64.61.30.70.2.479.6712.6.074
ORVFreeman Williams22SDC217216.610.41.41.20.60.0.490.7761.8.072

Coach of the Year (Red Auerbach Trophy)

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