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List of 2009 all-decade Sports Illustrated awards and honors

This is a list of Sports Illustrated magazine's all-decade awards and honors for 2000–2009.[1]

Top 20 Female Athletes of the Decade

See footnote[2] and Category:Awards and prizes honoring women
  1. Serena Williams (U.S.), tennis
  2. Annika Sörenstam (Sweden), golf
  3. Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia), pole vault
  4. Justine Henin (Belgium), tennis
  5. Lisa Leslie (U.S.), basketball
  6. Venus Williams (U.S.), tennis
  7. Marta (Brazil), association football
  8. Lorena Ochoa (Mexico), golf
  9. Diana Taurasi (U.S.), basketball
  10. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh (U.S.), beach volleyball
  11. Candace Parker (U.S.), basketball
  12. Paula Radcliffe (U.K.), marathon
  13. Janica Kostelić (Croatia), alpine skiing
  14. Carolina Klüft (Sweden), heptathlon
  15. Sheryl Swoopes (U.S.), basketball
  16. Hayley Wickenheiser (Canada), ice hockey
  17. Cat Osterman (U.S.), softball
  18. Cathy Freeman (Australia), track and field
  19. Dara Torres (U.S.), swimming
  20. Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia), distance running

Top 20 Male Athletes of the Decade

See footnote[3]
  1. Tiger Woods (U.S.), golf
  2. Roger Federer (Switzerland), tennis
  3. Michael Phelps (U.S.), swimming
  4. Anderson Silva (Brazil), Mixed Martial Arts
  5. Usain Bolt (Jamaica), track and field
  6. Tom Brady (U.S.), American football
  7. Kobe Bryant (U.S.), basketball
  8. Peyton Manning (U.S.), American football
  9. Albert Pujols (Rep.Dominicana), baseball
  10. Michael Schumacher (Germany), auto racing
  11. Mariano Rivera (Panama), baseball
  12. Tim Duncan (U.S.), basketball
  13. Zinedine Zidane (France), association football (soccer)
  14. Shaquille O'Neal (U.S.), basketball
  15. Jimmie Johnson (U.S.), NASCAR
  16. LeBron James (U.S.), basketball
  17. Manny Pacquiao (Philippines), boxing
  18. Derek Jeter (U.S.), baseball
  19. Nicklas Lidström (Sweden), ice hockey
  20. Alex Rodriguez (U.S.), baseball

All-Decade Team (in six sports)

MLB All-Decade Team

See footnote.[4] See also other Major League Baseball honors (below)

NBA All-Decade Team

See footnote.[5] See also other National Basketball Association honors (below)
FIRST TEAM
SECOND TEAM

NFL All-Decade Team

See footnote.[6] See also other National Football League honors (below)

NHL All-Decade Team

See footnote.[7] See also other National Hockey League honors (below)
FIRST TEAM
SECOND TEAM

College basketball All-Decade Team

See footnote.[8] See also other College basketball honors (below)

College football All-Decade Team

See footnote[9]

Top 10 Coaches/Managers of the Decade

See footnote[10]
  1. Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
  2. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots (NFL)
  3. Joe Torre, New York Yankees–Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
  4. Terry Francona, Boston Red Sox (MLB)
  5. Tony Dungy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
  6. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
  7. Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut women's basketball
  8. Roy Williams, University of North Carolina men's basketball
  9. Urban Meyer, Bowling Green football – Utah football – Florida football
  10. Tom Izzo, Michigan State men's basketball

Top 10 GMs/Executives of the Decade

See footnote[11]
  1. Scott Pioli, New England Patriots (NFL)
  2. Ken Holland, Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
  3. Theo Epstein, Boston Red Sox (MLB)
  4. Kevin Colbert, Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
  5. R.C. Buford, San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
  6. Rick Hendrick, Hendrick Motorsports (NASCAR)
  7. Pat Gillick, Seattle Mariners/Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
  8. Jeremy Foley, University of Florida (NCAA)
  9. Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons (NBA)
  10. Billy Beane, Oakland A's (MLB)

Top Team of the Decade (in six sports)

See footnote[12]

Top 25 Franchises of the Decade

See footnote[13]

This includes professional and college teams.

Major League Baseball

See footnote.[14] See also: Baseball awards

National Basketball Association

See footnote.[15] See also: List of National Basketball Association awards

National Football League

See footnote[16]

National Hockey League

See footnote.[17] See also: List of National Hockey League awards

College basketball honors

See footnote[18]

College football honors

See footnote[19]

Top 24 one-hit wonders of the decade

See footnote[20]

Top 24 blockbuster trades of the decade

See footnote[21]

Top 10 new stadiums of the decade

See footnote[22]

Top 21 milestones of the decade

See footnote[23]

Top 21 rivalries of the decade

See footnote[24]

Ten "overlooked" performances

See footnote[25]

Ten memorable acts of sportsmanship

See footnote[26]

Top 10 stories of the decade

See footnote[27]

Top 10 flops of the decade

See footnote[28]
  1. Duke Blue Devils men's basketball — Unlike the other entries in this list, Duke was highly successful on the court throughout the decade. The Blue Devils were "honored" because of their alleged tendency to flop in order to draw offensive fouls.
  2. 2004 USA men's basketball team — Amid a breakdown of team chemistry, Team USA lost more games in the 2004 Olympics (three) than it had in all previous Olympic tournaments combined (two).
  3. Barry Zito — After considerable success with the Oakland Athletics, the left-handed pitcher crossed San Francisco Bay after the 2006 season to play for the San Francisco Giants, signing what was then the richest contract for a pitcher in baseball history. He proceeded to go 31–43 in the next three seasons, never posting an ERA below 4.00.
  4. Monday Night Football announcers, mainly Dennis Miller and Tony Kornheiser
  5. Charlie Weis at Notre Dame
  6. Darko Miličić — Drafted #2 overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons, immediately before Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade, but never averaged more than 8 points in any season.
  7. Steve Spurrier with the Washington Redskins
  8. Ron Zook, first at Florida and then at Illinois
  9. Matt Millen — In Millen's seven-plus seasons as the general manager of the Detroit Lions, the team went 31–84. He was fired three games into the 2008 season, which would end with the Lions becoming the first NFL team ever to go 0–16.
  10. NFL Network — At the end of 2009, after six years of operation, the NFL's in-house TV network still had not reached carriage deals with many of the nation's biggest cable providers.

Top 10 scandals of the decade

See footnote[29]
  1. BALCO doping scandal (2003) – see also Barry Bonds perjury case and Marion Jones
  2. Mitchell Report (2007) and leaked 2003 MLB list of PED users (2009)
  3. Michael Vick dogfighting case (2007)
  4. Duke lacrosse case (2006)
  5. Tim Donaghy NBA betting scandal (2007)
  6. Tiger Woods sex scandal (2009)
  7. Danny Almonte age fraud (2001 Little League World Series)
  8. Tour de France doping scandals, 2006 and 2007
  9. Baylor University basketball scandal (2003)
  10. Spygate (2007)

See also

Footnotes

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