List of 2009 all-decade Sports Illustrated awards and honors

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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[edit]

See footnote[2] and Category:Awards 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[edit]

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)[edit]

MLB All-Decade Team[edit]

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

NBA All-Decade Team[edit]

See footnote.[5] See also other National Basketball Association honors (below)
STARTING LINEUP
RESERVES

NFL All-Decade Team[edit]

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

NHL All-Decade Team[edit]

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

College basketball All-Decade Team[edit]

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

College football All-Decade Team[edit]

See footnote[9]

Top 10 Coaches/Managers of the Decade[edit]

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[edit]

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)[edit]

See footnote[12]

NHL[edit]

See also other National Hockey League honors (below)

College basketball[edit]

See also other College basketball honors (below)

College football[edit]

See also other College football honors (below)

Top 25 Franchises of the Decade[edit]

See footnote[13]

This includes professional and college teams.

Major League Baseball[edit]

See footnote.[14] See also: Baseball awards

National Basketball Association[edit]

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

National Football League[edit]

See footnote[16]

National Hockey League[edit]

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

College basketball honors[edit]

See footnote[18]

College football honors[edit]

See footnote[19]

Top 24 one-hit wonders of the decade[edit]

See footnote[20]

Top 24 blockbuster trades of the decade[edit]

See footnote[21]

Top 10 new stadiums of the decade[edit]

See footnote[22]

Top 21 milestones of the decade[edit]

See footnote[23]

Top 21 rivalries of the decade[edit]

See footnote[24]

Ole Miss vs. Miss. State

Ten "overlooked" performances[edit]

See footnote[25]

Ten memorable acts of sportsmanship[edit]

See footnote[26]

Top 10 stories of the decade[edit]

See footnote[27]

Top 10 flops of the decade[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Most of these awards and honors were published in the December 28, 2009, print issue of Sports Illustrated and on-line. Some were published only on the Sports Illustrated website.
  2. ^ Lawrence, Andrew (December 22, 2009). "2000s: Top 20 Female Athletes". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  3. ^ Rolfe, John (December 22, 2009). "2000s: Top 20 Male Athletes". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  4. ^ Posnanski, Joe (December 9, 2009). "2000s: The Decade in Sports; All-Decade Team: MLB". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  5. ^ Thomsen, Ian (December 15, 2009). "2000s: The Decade in Sports; All-Decade Team: NBA". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  6. ^ King, Peter (December 8, 2009). "2000s: The Decade in Sports; All-Decade Team: NFL". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  7. ^ Farber, Michael (December 14, 2009). "2000s: The Decade in Sports; All-Decade Team: NHL". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  8. ^ Wahl, Grant (December 28, 2009). "The All-Decade Teams (College basketball)". Sports Illustrated. p. 47. 
  9. ^ Mandel, Stewart (December 28, 2009). "The All-Decade Teams (College football)". Sports Illustrated. p. 47. 
  10. ^ Hack, Damon (December 22, 2009). "2000s: Top 10 Coaches/Managers". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-12-29. . See also: Category:Coaching awards.
  11. ^ Friedman, Dick (December 22, 2009). "2000s: Top 10 GMs/Executives". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-12-29.  See also: The Sporting News Executive of the Year Award.
  12. ^ Wertheim, L. Jon (December 28, 2009). "The Top Teams". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  13. ^ Hunt, Ryan (December 22, 2009). "2000s: Top 25 Franchises". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-12-29. Just Missed The Cut: Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Boise State football, Connecticut men's basketball, Dallas Mavericks, Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Phillies. 
  14. ^ Posnanski, Joe (December 9, 2009). "2000s: The Decade in Sports; MLB: Highlights and lowlights". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  15. ^ Thomsen, Ian (December 15, 2009). "2000s: The Decade in Sports; NBA: Highlights and lowlights". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  16. ^ King, Peter (December 8, 2009). "2000s: The Decade in Sports; NFL: Highlights and lowlights". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  17. ^ Farber, Michael (December 14, 2009). "2000s: The Decade in Sports; NHL: Highlights and lowlights". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  18. ^ Davis, Seth (December 16, 2009). "Best (And Worst) Of 2000s: College Basketball". SI.com (Sports Illustrated). Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  19. ^ Mandel, Stewart (December 17, 2009). "2000s: The Decade in Sports; College football: Highlights and lowlights of the decade". SI.com (Sports Illustrated). Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  20. ^ "2000s: One-Hit Wonders". Sports Illustrated. December 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  21. ^ "2000s: Blockbuster Trades". Sports Illustrated. December 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  22. ^ "2000s: Best New Stadiums". Sports Illustrated. December 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  23. ^ "2000s: Biggest Milestones". Sports Illustrated. December 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  24. ^ "2000s: Best Rivalries". Sports Illustrated. December 22, 2009. 
  25. ^ Graham, Bryan Armen (December 22, 2009). "2000s: Performances You Might Have Missed". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  26. ^ Lemire, Joe (December 22, 2009). "2000s: The Decade in Sports; The decade in sportsmanship". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  27. ^ Jenkins, Lee (December 22, 2009). "2000s: Top 10 Stories". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  28. ^ Luft, Jacob (December 22, 2009). "2000s: Top 10 Flops". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  29. ^ Luft, Jacob (December 22, 2009). "2000s: Top 10 Scandals". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-12-29.