After finishing fourth in Defensive Player of the Year voting, Joakim Noah was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team on Monday. Noah and Tyson Chandler both made it onto the First Team at the center position by virtue of a tie.
This could be characterized as somewhat of a surprise considering the fact that Marc Gasol earned Defensive Player of the Year honors. But there are different voters for that award (media) and the All-Defensive Teams (coaches), which help explains why something like this happens. Gasol was named to the All-Defensive Second Team.
Noah becomes the first Bull to be named to the All-Defensive First Team since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in 1997-98. So Jo, how do you feel about that?