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Joakim Noah Named Defensive Player of the Year



    The NBA bestowed one of the most-coveted individual awards to Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah Monday.

    Noah was named the Defensive Player of the Year.

    Noah received 555 of a possible 1,125 points, including 100 first-place votes, from a panel of 125 sportswriters and broadcasters.

    Indiana's Roy Hibbert and the Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan finished second and third, respectively.

    Noah was the centerpiece of a defense which held opponents to a league-low 91.8 ppg.

    It marks the second time a Chicago Bull has won the award. Michael Jordan snagged the honor during the 1987-88 season.

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