Joakim Noah is Defensive POY

Updated: April 21, 2014, 9:01 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has been named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year.

"This is very humbling to be in this situation right now," Noah said at a news conference.

Noah also took time to thank coach Tom Thibodeau conceding, "Without your system, this wouldn't be possible."

Noah dedicated his award to his beloved mentor, Tyrone Green, who passed away last week.

"This award goes to somebody who I'll never forget," Noah said. "Somebody ...

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