Monday, November 30, 2015


Michael Carter-Williams becomes the 10th Sixers to win the NBA's Player of the Week Award.


Chicago Bulls´ Derrick Rose, right, defends as Philadelphia 76ers´ Michael Carter-Williams (1) moves the ball up the court in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday Nov. 2, 2013, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 107-104. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)
Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, right, defends as Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams (1) moves the ball up the court in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday Nov. 2, 2013, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 107-104. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

When Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams was named the NBA Eastern Conference's Player of the Week Monday, he became the 10th Sixer so honored.

The award began for the 1979-80 season, and the Sixers' Julius Erving was the first recipient (Oct. 21). Click HERE for a complete list, provided by (Since the 2001-02, one player from each conference has been selected.)

Here are the Sixers' 10 winners:

 Player  No.  First Award  Last Award
 Allen Iverson  20  April 13, 1997  Nov. 6, 2006
 Charles Barkley  6  Jan. 26, 1986  Nov. 25, 1990
 Julius Erving  3  Oct. 21, 1979  April 19, 1987
 Moses Malone  3  Feb. 6, 1983  Nov. 18, 1984
 Andre Miller  2  Feb. 10, 2008  March 2, 2008
 Caldwell Jones  1  Feb. 8, 1981  —
 Andrew Toney  1  March 20, 1983  
 Aaron McKie  1  Jan. 2, 2001  
 Eric Snow  1  April 14, 2002  
 1  Nov. 3, 2013  
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