2 Detroit Pistons Top All-Defensive Squad for NBA

Dennis Rodman, already voted the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year, and Pistons teammate Joe Dumars were named to the league’s All-Defensive team today.

Rodman, with 49 points, and Dumars, with 41, were the leaders in voting by the league’s 27 coaches. They were joined on the team by Michael Jordan of Chicago, Akeem Olajuwon of Houston and Buck Williams of Portland.

Coaches were not permitted to vote for players from their own team. Two points were awarded for a first-team vote and one point for a second-team selection.

Rodman and Dumars were selected for the second straight year, while Jordan, who led the league in steals, made it for the third consecutive time.


The second team was made up of Rick Mahorn of Philadelphia, Kevin McHale of Boston, David Robinson of San Antonio, Alvin Robertson of Milwaukee and Derek Harper of Dallas.